1. Jan Kearney
    10/05/2014 @ 3:52 PM

    My daughter is now 22 and still doesn’t drive. She did go through a period of having lessons. but lost interest. It’s no biggy, I don’t have a car so if she wants to drive all the expense will be hers anyway – including buying the car!
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  2. Mel Day
    10/03/2014 @ 9:25 AM

    Oh dear. One of the many rights of passage for parents! It’s a tough one to negotiate but you’ve given some excellent guidance to help with that gnarly decision!
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  3. Tamala
    10/03/2014 @ 9:03 AM

    Great post!!! I had a car while I was in HS and my mom gave me her used car because I had too much to do – and she couldn’t chauffeur me around anymore. It was definitely reiterated that the car is for school, work and related activities. And I respected that.
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  4. Misty Spears
    10/03/2014 @ 7:06 AM

    My son just turned 17 and is begging me mercilessly for a car. He’s very responsible, does well in school but of course there is always the cost issue as well as being a single vehicle family. If something were to happen to the car, we would be in a huge bind. As for now, he will continue to use the car until we can afford to get him one of his own and it works. It’s nice being able to send them to the store for some milk without having to pack the other kids up.
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  5. Denise
    10/03/2014 @ 7:03 AM

    Hi Jenn,
    I have nieces and nephews who drive and the boys were ready to drive at 16 years old, while the girls waited till much later, because they just were not comfortable.

    So I think along with being responsible, the teen has to feel comfortable and secure in their ability to drive and many times will let you know if they are not ready.
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  6. Alexandria Gunn
    10/03/2014 @ 3:55 AM

    Hehe. I didn’t learn to drive until I was in my 20s and at university. It was during my second year, because I didn’t need one and we couldn’t afford one before then. So really, my parents didn’t get much of a choice. My dad did give me a few lessons and my mum was always happy to let me drive when she was in the car, unless we had to take a motorway. I don’t know what I’ll be like when it comes to my daughter being a teen. At the moment, I’m struggling with a husband who still needs to learn how to drive!
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  7. Bonnie Gean
    10/03/2014 @ 12:38 AM

    I couldn’t teach my daughter how to drive a car. I let the partner take that responsibility. I just didn’t have the patience to give her instructions without yelling at the top of my lungs. 🙂

    Those days are over, thank goodness, but she drives very well these days. Then again, she is 36 years old. 🙂
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  8. Tamika
    10/02/2014 @ 1:52 PM

    I wish, this post was around when my son wanted to learn how to drive a car and get his car. I was too afraid to teach him, how to drive. This would been a great way to let go of my fears, great rules as well.
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  9. Lynn Ward
    10/02/2014 @ 11:13 AM

    Love your checklist! It reflects what I went through.
    I was excited when my kids were old enough to drive – my son, 12 years older than my daughter, was responsible and could drive her places occasionally, It was good bonding time for them. When my daughter turned 16, he gave her his old car. And I loved that she could drive between her dad’s house and mine, saving the the hour long round trip. The trust (well-placed) and responsibility were good for them, too. They are both fabulous young adults!

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