he sent me this picture as a fully licensed, drive alone motorist. does he look like an adult here in this picture to you? he does to me.
i have been asked multiple times about how we are parenting through the teen growing years? driving is just one thing i will fill you in on today. if you were to ask our oldest son what type of parents we are? i am sure his answer would be "super strict, super loving & super crazy." i agree. we are.
the privilege of driving for mac was not just given to him because he was "of age." years of watching him mature we slowly added responsibilities. his response showed us where he was. mac is our first child and so he does have those "typical first child tendencies." but he was ready. you will know if your child is ready and responsible. here is a little help. lysa terkeurst, who i love. she blogs and is a fantastic author wrote this years ago. i pulled it from her blog and matt and i instituted it with our driver. bookmark this! you will blink and need it sooner than you think.
strict...yes, through...yes, worth it...yes. i encourage you to start now with your child. mold them into a mature motorist. ya now what? i actually had to start with myself. no more texting and driving, adhering to all traffic signs. "do as i say, not as i do" will not apply when you have a teen watching you drive. secondly, follow through. if there is an infraction follow through. act and discipline. that is the hardest part of being "under contract." take it seriously and they will too!
this is where the rubber meets the road, literally.