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The 11 Stages of Teaching Your Kids How to Drive

Teaching someone to drive is an unforgettable experience in so many ways….

by Louise Thomas
  1. Excitement that you won’t have to give them lifts for much longer

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  2. Nerves as you realise, “Yes, I’m really handing my child my car keys.”

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  3. You start off cool and collected. This will be a breeze.

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  4. You calmly give constructive criticism.

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    Remember, praise-criticism-praise!

  5. It works! They actually listen.

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    You seriously contemplate changing careers; you’d be a great driving instructor!

  6. You genuinely fear for your life and your car at least once…

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    (In no particular order)

  7. Tension.

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    Apparently shouting is not received very well by a nervous learner driver.

  8. You both get back on the horse.

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    Please, please don’t raise my blood pressure higher.

  9. By Jove! I think they’ve got it!

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  10. Pride

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    You’re proud of your kid but secretly also of yourself.

  11. Freedom!

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    Now they can buy themselves some Car Sharing Insurance and make their own way from A to B!

Congratulations! You both worked hard and made it through the journey together. It’s definitely worth the ups and downs.

Don’t forget that you can save yourself some worry when you’re teaching your child to drive by making sure they’re fully covered. Learner Driver Insurance provides fully comprehensive cover for learners from 2 hours to 90 days, and better yet, it keeps your No Claims Bonus protected too! If you have any questions about supervising a learner driver be sure to check out our top tips to help them pass.

Louise Thomas

Hi I'm Louise and I'm a Marketing Executive at Veygo. I've been driving for nearly two years after several "practice" tests! I love the freedom that comes with finally having a driving licence. Road trips with my friends are the best - especially when we've got an awesome playlist going! (check out our Spotify for road trip playlists!)

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