- Think of yourself as a coach. Share information, have conversations with your teen about driving. Ask questions, and listen attentively to your teen’s answers. Encouragement is a powerful tool, so when your teen driver makes good decisions, cheer them on.
- Talk about the facts about drunk, drugged and distracted driving dangers. Think of a plan together on how to deal with peer pressures and situations that can lead to poor decision-making.
- Hold your teens accountable to the decisions they do make. Keep track of your teen, and make sure they know when they have your permission.
- Show respect and caring with your teen. Helping your teens think logically is good training for a long, successful life that does not have to be cut short by drinking and driving.
- Be a positive role model! Setting a good example sends a powerful message.
Article originally published by Bill Coats Law at http://billcoatslaw.com/blog/helping-teens-become-better-drivers