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Now that my boys are getting older, I sometimes feel like it’s a little more stressful raising them now than it was when they were younger. When they were little, I just had to worry about little things like feeding them and trying to prevent injuries. These days, it’s a whole new ball game. I have to worry about what they’re doing, who they’re doing it with and if they’re making good choices. The most I can do now is try my best to guide them down the right path and punish them if they don’t.
Another thing that I have to worry about is driving. Teens and driving can be a scary thing to think about. It certainly?was for me when my brothers started driving a few years ago and now again, since Big Bro is about to start Driver’s Education. Just like in everything else your child does, you can only hope that they make smart decisions when it comes to driving. Since we live in such a technological world now, the good news is that there are tools out there that parents can use to help monitor their child’s driving behavior.
I came across this article: 5 apps and devices to monitor teen drivers and it?really shares some great tools to help parents ensure that their child is driving safely. Some of?them can even help save you money on insurance premiums for teens. These are some apps and devices to monitor teen driving, which you can learn more about in the previously linked article:
- Star Driver
- Teen Driver
- Sprint Drive First
- OnBoard Teen Safe Driver
But regardless, in addition to these tools, you need to communicate with your child and stay involved. Set ground rules and encourage them to follow them, perhaps taking away driving privileges when they break the rules. Talk to them about speeding and spread a constant message that it is never OK to text and drive.
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What’s your number one concern when it comes to teens and driving?