There is nothing more terrifying than your kid piloting a few thousand pounds of steel at up to 65 mph. (Or more, when you’re not around.) That’s why we think a lot of you will totally get where Tom Bodett’s coming from in his latest blog post.
Tom’s writing about a new philosophy in drivers’ ed that advocates motivating young drivers with kindness, rather than classic, time-honored fear. (You can listen to it right here, courtesy of our pals at NPR.) Tom, who already taught one teen to drive and is now confronted with the horrifying prospect of teaching two more, wonders if he should embrace it. Trouble is, he’s not sure if he can respond to yet another dented fender with, “You know it’s been nice getting to know Hal at the body shop. We should have him to dinner.”
What you think -- are you ready for a kinder, gentler driver's ed? A bold new era of parents being kind and supportive to their kids, and no one freaking out?
If you’ve ever taught a kid to drive, or suffered through your parent’s barbaric methodologies, we want to know: What was it like? Are you still on speaking terms? Let us know -- and share your teaching-to-drive stories right here... no matter which of the front seats you were occupying.