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Is your child starting driving lessons? 10 tips for parents of our students

Are you reading this as a concerned father or mother of a beginning driving lesson student? As a parent, it is normal to worry about your child taking driving lessons for the first time. It is a big step in their lives and you want to make sure they are safe. Together, choose a driving school that suits your child. There are many different driving schools, so take the time to compare them.

Here are a few things you can do right now to help your child drive safely. By continuing to do these things consciously, you can help your child become a safe and responsible driver.

  1. Talk to them about the dangers of driving. Teach them about the risks of distraction, excessive speed and alcohol and drug use.
  1. Encourage them to choose a driving school that has a good reputation. Make sure you know when instructors are qualified and experienced. At the CBR, you can find the pass rates for each driving school. Driving School Caland is celebrating our 20th anniversary this year! In Amsterdam, we are known for our committed instructors and successful driving lesson method.
  1. Go with your child on the first few driving lessons. This way you can see how they do it and ask questions of the instructor yourself.
  1. Be patient and understanding. Learning to drive takes time and effort. Your child will make mistakes, but that is normal.
  1. Encourage them to keep practicing. The more they practice, the better they will become.
  1. Set clear rules and expectations. Let your child know what you expect of them when they are driving.
  1. Be a good role model. Children learn by watching their parents. If you want them to become safe drivers, make sure you drive safely yourself.
  1. Talk to them about their experiences. Ask your child how their driving lessons are going and listen to their concerns. Be supportive and understanding. Your child may feel disappointed and frustrated at times. Be there for them and let them know that you are proud of them, regardless of their pace.
  1. Be there for them. Learning to drive can be stressful for young adults. Be there for them to support and motivate them. Realize that you can be a determining positive influence on your child’s driving safety.
  1. It can be hard to see that your child has failed the driving test. It is important to remember that passing your driving test does not always happen the first time. Here are a few tips for concerned parents to motivate their children with driving lessons after they fail their first driving test:
    • Help them understand where they made mistakes. Discuss the exam with your child and help them understand where they made mistakes. This will help them learn from their mistakes and better prepare for the next exam.
    • Encourage them to continue practicing. The more they practice, the better they will become. Offer to help them practice, such as by taking them on a ride or letting them practice in a simulator.
    • Give them the time they need. It may take some time before your child is ready to take the exam again. Give them the time they need and encourage them not to give up.

By following these tips, you can help your child better prepare for the driving test and ultimately pass. So that soon you will proudly get into the car with your own child!

Want to know more? Here you can read all the detailed trial lesson conditions and other information in our FAQ / Frequently Asked Questions & Answers.