Will you create the right learning environment for your teen to gain driving skills and understand your safety concerns?
A safe, calm environment that is focused on learning will help your teen get the most out of driving lessons and will decrease the chance that driving will become a new source of tension in your relationship.
The car ride is sometimes used to address concerns with our teens or to ask questions about their lives they may consider intrusive. This can make the car a place where teens become frustrated and angry.
Your teen needs to focus every drop of attention on the road. Therefore, while your teen is learning to drive, you should only talk about driving and non-emotional topics that will calm rather than distract him or her.
If you create the right space and atmosphere for learning, this experience can be a place where your teen not only learns to drive, but also reconnects to the fact that you're the person to turn to for education and for guidance.