Are you a parent who is soon celebrating a teenagers 16 years old birthday? If so, that only do you have to get ready for pre-adult stage but also for driving lessons. It’s time for your teenager to learn how to drive. As the parent, you have to decide if you’re going to teach your teen to drive or let a professional driving instructor do it. If you need help deciding, take a look at the following benefits of teaching your teenager to drive to help make your decision a little clearer.
They can learn from your personal experiences
Teens may benefit most from hearing your personal driving advice rather than an instructor they don’t know. Talk to your teenager about your ups and down of driving and tell stories of any tickets or car crashes you were involved with and what you learned from those experiences. Your kid will value your learning lesson.
Drive whenever and wherever you want
Homeschooled teens have more opportunities to practice driving whenever and wherever. Every time you go to the grocery store, soccer practice, or trip to the city can be perfect chance for your teen to practice driving. This will help them become more comfortable behind the wheel going anywhere at any time.
Earn your trust
Ok, so now that you have spent so much time bonding in driving with your teen, you have to feel a lot more confident about their driving skills. Hopefully, they will have earned your trust by the end of the course and feel better about driving without you.
Go more in-depth with the lessons
Unlike most driver’s education courses, you will have time to thoroughly discuss the before and after of every lesson and talk about other driving topics, such as maintenance, repairs, and the anatomy of a car. You can also teach your teen how to change a tire, jumpstart a battery, test the oil and coolant levels, and much more. Trust me, is so impressive now-a-days seeing a teen handling car issues.
One of the biggest benefits of teaching your teen to drive is the convenience of being able to do it on your own time. You can organize the driving lessons to fit around your schedule and use nights or weekends to fit in lessons when it’s convenient for you and your child. You don’t have to mess with dropping off and picking up your teen after their driving education class.
Teaching your teen to drive is cheaper than enrolling in a driver education school. A driving lesson program will likely cost around $30. The money you save from not enrolling in a driver education school can be put toward your teen’s insurance or first car!