Campbell, CA (PRWEB) November 15, 2004
As a teenager gets his license to drive and begins to learn the rules of the road, how can his parents know that their teen is ready?
ÂReceiving the keys to the car marks a rite of passage into adulthood,Â says Catherine Harris, coauthor of The TeenagerÂs Roadside Guide to Life: Preparing New Drivers for the Road Ahead. ÂBut before handing over the keys, parents must make sure their teens are ready to make the right decisions once they are in the driverÂs seat.Â
Written in collaboration with her 16-year-old son Joe Harris, The TeenagerÂs Roadside Guide to Life offers inspiration for teens as well as solace for parents who are parting with their keys. While this is their first book, itÂs not the first time Catherine and Joe have teamed up to make the world a better place. Together, they have built and repaired schools in Costa Rica, taught conversational English in Southern Italy, coached for the Special Olympics and trained for the Vancouver Marathon to help raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Here Catherine and Joe offer six ÂdrivingÂ tips to share with your teen before sending them out on the open road:
1. Choose the road yourself. Friends and well-meaning adults will offer advice and try to influence your life decisions. Decide which destination and route are right for you.
2. Learn to merge. Cooperation and sharing go a long way. DonÂt hog the road. Life is a mutual thing.
3. Watch out for children. They look up to you. What kind of example are you setting?
4. Slow down for speed bumps. They are there for a reason: To help you think before you do.
5. Ignore shortcuts. It takes time and effort to accomplish great things.
6. Make U-Turns if necessary. Admitting a mistake and correcting it is much better than continuing further off course.
ÂLife is not a test drive,Â says Joe, ÂYou only go around once, so be sure your teens have the tools to make every mile count!Â
Get the FREE special report ÂIs Your Teen Ready for the DriverÂs Seat? 5 Questions to Help You Find OutÂ at http://www.MyTeenageDriver.com.