Remember what it was like when you were going to get your driver’s license? The anticipation, the freedom and the right all teenagers have of feeling more grown-up. But, now your teenager is at that age and has been questioning you about getting their license. You are trying to remember the day you brought him home, first day of school and all the years in-between. Even though you may not like the thought of your teen driving, remember it is a rite of passage, and if mature enough there is no reason why they should not get it.
You probably remember the anticipation and the fear that you would fail and all of your friends would pass the first time. Your child probably feels the same way. There are things to consider when preparing your teenager for their DMV test. You, as the parent, can prepare them by sitting down and talking with them. Remind them that they will be nervous, but so were you. It is easy to help them by getting a book of the rules and regulations for your state from the DMV office. Once you have this, remember the important rules that you learned and make up some questions for them to answer. You can check out some DMV practice tests at www.dmvcheatsheets.com
You may think that all of this should be second nature to them, but it is not. It takes time to think of all the little things when driving and putting them all into the big picture. When you take them out to practice driving, the best thing that you can do is take them during the day and night, and in inclement weather, if possible. You do not want to take them in a blinding snowstorm, but a light snow storm will help them. You can also take them out when it is windy, raining and slightly foggy.
Doing all of this can help prepare your teen more than a book or taking a practice test. The real test is by example and practice.