My daughter Olivia, turns 17 today. I know she was hoping by now she would have her permit and possibly her license, but circumstances stopped that from happening because of her poor choices. I have to admit, I am very relieved she hasn’t been driving. However, I know its time for her to get her permit… UGH.. the one thing I am dreading!
I signed her up this summer at a high school to take Drivers Education for 4 hours a day for 3 weeks. She loves it. I want her to be taught properly the rules of the road and the law as well. She is really enjoying it and is getting school credit as well.
She is suppose to have a driving log, which means I am suppose to drive with her weekly. I told her that I don’t think I could do it. It just freaks me out the thought of her in that crazy traffic world. It’s scary for me. She has not clue how crazy and stupid other drivers are and that if she doesn’t drive defensively she could end up dead. I know she is excited and this is a big stage in her life, but Mom doesn’t like this stage of life. Mom wants her daughter safe at home. I know that isn’t realistic. Sooner or later, Olivia has to be able to live and deal with the real world.. ugly as it may be at times.
I told her I would pay for a driving school because I simply can not teach her myself. I am a nervous wreck and that will not help her while she is driving.
Funny thing is, now she corrects me when I drive. Maybe I need to go back to drivers ed?
Do you drive with your teen? Do they make you nervous? Did you teach your teen to drive or do you think Driver’s Ed is the way to go?