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Coaching in the Car

While helping your teen practice, you’ll be challenged at times to keep your cool as your teen makes basic errors of inexperience. Here are some tips to help you be effective while coaching in the car:

Be a good partner

Do your best to keep your emotions in check when dealing with new drivers. Try to:

  • Mask any fear
  • Enjoy the experience
  • Accept the challenge
  • Remain calm and patient
  • Use clear and consistent directions
  • Forgive
  • Listen and communicate directly
  • Provide feedback
  • Be positive and respectful
  • Be resilient
  • Exercise self-control

After each practice, make sure you capture the learning through recaps. Document each practice and include the time spent driving and the specific skills practiced.

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