This post is made possible with support from the Center for Parent and Teen Communication, part of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. All opinions are my own.
It is hard to believe that my son is ready to learn how to drive. It seems that it was yesterday when I was changing diapers and watching him take his first steps. They grow so fast, and sometimes parents might not be ready for the new changes happening in our teenager’s lives.
I knew the day was coming; I just wasn’t really prepared for all the things that need to take place for my son to learn to drive. Now that he is taking college classes, it is necessary for him to learn how to drive and start being more independent. And learning how to drive is a teen milestone.
Parenting a teenager is exciting and challenging at the same time and I am very happy that I found a website that provides me with advice that helps me navigate my way through my son’s teen years. The Center for Parent and Teen Communication (CPTC) helps parents raise teens prepared to thrive.
CPTC provides science-based strategies to support healthy family relationships. They are a team of people that provide advice and resources for parents so we can raise kids that can go off independently to the world and achieve their goals and dreams. They actually have information about teen driving that is very helpful. After visiting the site, my son and I started working on our driving plan and designing our house rules for him to follow once he gets his license and his first car.
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Do you have a teen that will be reaching the age for certain milestones? Check the CPTC’s website and let me know your thoughts!
11/5/2021 11:55:04 am
While my teens don't drive. This is helpful for my adult son who will be driving soon.
11/5/2021 04:29:54 pm
Having a teen learning to drive can be very stressful. It is so good to have resources to help work through the difficulties together. We found having a driving course was very helpful.
11/5/2021 09:08:38 pm
I also have a teen who is start taking driving lesson. Sometimes I feel worried and scared about her safety.
11/6/2021 05:01:42 am
I don't have a teen yet. But this is so helpful, most especially to those parents who have teens that are going to start to drive.
11/6/2021 05:14:03 am
CPTC is really good at helping parents to raise teens. We know its not an easy job.
11/6/2021 08:03:30 am
This is a scary time and you have sound advice. Thank you!
11/6/2021 11:12:27 am
These are some great tips - I didn't learn to drive until my mid-20s as I wasn't allowed a licensed earlier, it can be a scary time getting out on the road.
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