Parenting from the Passenger Seat
The greatest adventures in parenting are experienced while in the passenger seat teaching a child to drive. Many life lessons can come alive in moments of shear terror when brake lights appear ahead, or an inconsiderate driver fails to warn your child with a turn signal. Green lights become NASCAR checkered flags and yellow lights become beacons of challenge. Your very own driving habits are revealed as your student driver imitates them while in the driver seat.
One thing is certain, if you could prepare the road ahead for your children, we most certainly would. The fact that you cannot is most revealed during those months of driving instruction when you literally wish you could orchestrate the roads, highways, traffic lights, and other drivers around your student driver.
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