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How to Teach Teens & 5 YEAR OLD KIDS to Drive a Car: A Comprehensive Parent's Guide to Young Driver Education by [COLLITS, MAL]

How to Teach Teens & 5 YEAR OLD KIDS to Drive a Car: A Comprehensive Parent's Guide to Young Driver Education Kindle Edition


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Length: 60 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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You are invited to close your eyes and visualise the day you harnessed new-born Jack or Jill into their scientifically engineered rear seat baby-capsule at the hospital. Now imagine, just before you drive off, lovely nurse Nellie hands you a sealed envelope that states: Contained inside is information that reveals the greatest individual risk to your son or daughter’s life during their mid-late teenage years and PREVENTATIVE strategies to minimise that risk. When do you believe you would have opened that envelope?

This book was essentially conceived to serve parents and other non-professionals who collectively are today’s largest group of young driver educators on the south-east coast of the Milky Way. As it’s designed to guide experienced drivers who are instructing novice drivers, it solely references automatic transmission and predominantly relates to Australian road-use tenets including left-side-of-the-road driving; however the teaching and learning concepts are universally adaptable. Our hurricanes in the southern hemisphere rotate to the right … if that counts, although they apparently twist to the left in the USA - (it appears even our storms can’t agree on a system) – yes, even though driver education is a subject matter that inevitably contains a sprinkling of unavoidable beige precepts, this book is marinated in dad humour!

It contains overlapping themes scattered underneath numerous obscure topic headings. This devious strategy was devised to prevent cherry-picking and encourage the reader to stay the distance and hopefully take a myriad of notes in their own words. Ideally, those notes will form part of their own instructing journal and serve them well during future trials and tribulations.

The author wasn’t always a driving instructor. When he began supervising his eldest son’s driving he had a generation of driving experience; however he possessed zero experience as a driving teacher. After having taught his seventeen year old in his official capacity as D.A.D, he found himself in a rather peculiar position five years later - teaching his brother whilst wearing his professional driving instructor’s hat. The first born occasionally asserts the young one received the ‘Deluxe Platinum Package’ – whereas he on the other-hand was the beneficiary of the ‘Poverty Pack Program’ … family members can be truly unmerciful at times!

Most parents are well aware that the worldwide statistics relating to young drivers are alarming, yet they don’t seriously contemplate the learning process until their child becomes a licensed learner – this book explores practical ways to begin important conversations much earlier.

The mid-adolescent years are particularly tricky for teens because the prefrontal cortex area of their brain that enables them to determine when risk outweighs reward is not yet fully developed – so basically they have the impulsive “GO” part (the accelerator pedal); but not the higher cognitive part - the ‘BRAKE’ pedal. Testing standards in most industrialised countries are somewhat challenging; however the examiner has only a relatively small window to assess your teen against key performance criterion. Don’t allow your son or daughter’s requisite birthday and test result be the only evidence of their readiness to drive unsupervised.

It was the 100 hour driving odyssey that I shared with my eldest teen, as the under-resourced “Instructor Dad” that enriched me with the empathy I hold for the innumerable nervous parents around the globe today. It’s the training and thousands of hours riding shotgun with teenagers as a professional driving instructor that arms me with the know-how. Ultimately, it’s a blend of those contrasting experiences – combined with a person-centred approach to young driver education that helped manifest a book that presents parents with a unique and balanced insight into the curious world of the enigmatic adolescent driver.
Kind regards, Mal Collits

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 60 pages
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  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XW85496
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