I think I am in shock. My daughter will be 16 in 2 weeks and wants me to teach her how to drive my car. I cant believe I have a child that old? LOL. The car I have is standard.
OMG....... Shouldn't you be worrying More About your Car?
HAHA yea tell me about it but she should learn though. My first car I ever bought was standard and I learned on my own. I hate people telling me how to do things but in all honesty, she is blond and I'm worried, but she has to learn..
I can't believe you have a 16 year old kid. You look fabulous.
Thanks sandra. I think I am dreaming half the time too, I just cant believe she is that old. I had her at 17, almost 18. LOL
Believe Me.. You don't have to be Blond to dislike being told what to do.... But of course it helps!
Well I mean, love her to death but sometimes she just don't think, ya know..
Teach her the gearbox and clutch for a while without starting the car, should save a bit of wear and tear on the drive-train!
Seriously though, won't you consider formal driving lessons? My husband enrolled in one and after 1 year, he's driving like a pro. He was made to drive through heavy traffic, "hang" while going up a bridge / incline and other such things.
Doesn't that cost? If it does, I cant afford it. She can learn, I did without any lessons! The first car I ever wanted was standard, and I didnt know how to drive it, but I wanted it, so I learned. She wants to learn how to drive my car, BAD. So I am thinking she will....
There are advantages with getting formal lessons and you'll be sure the first car she will run on a ditch or against the wall (heaven forbid!) is not yours . just kidding. I don't like manual / stick shift / clutch driving because I am a clutch driver. I'd rather go for the automatic. Unfortunately, here, an automatic car is more expensive than a manual car. I guess this is why my husband took the formal lessons for clutch driving .
I got my first driving lessons 5 years ago by borrowing my aunt's car and having a pro driver teach me on a not-so-busy subdivision. After two sessions, I drove the car on a busy road and a highway. It went well (considering it was a manual car) but I don't think my aunt will let me borrow hers again .
Seriouly, you look too young to have a 16 year old. Wow, and I wish you all luck in learning to drive...share you stories
Thank you so much, me neither. I posted a pic of her on my hair coloring hub, she colors my hair, and is very good at it...
Seriously, find a VERY LARGE parking lot and let her have at it...and for a very long time!
Ya thats what I was telling her. She wants to try in my driveway but there's things she could hit, if she was to drop the clutch which scares me, so I am going to take her someplace where there isn't anything around. hmmm, maybe when I start to teach her, I shall write a hub about teaching a teen to drive standard. lol
I've taught three teens to drive and let me tell you, it's very scary. Find the biggest parking lot you can find!
I'm am just ready to cry, I cant believe and don't wanna believe that she is that old...
Boy, your lucky! My daughter is turning 14 next month and began her driving lessons at 12! My son is 13 and is already driving..... I'm shopping very carefully for their car -- it's going to be an beautiful, sleek and shiny '67 Buick Le Sabre....that way they can't afford the gas (or the insurance) to drive anywhere!!! And, it's like a tank so they can't get injured. And, they'll be too embarrassed to drive it anywhere! ha ha ha (pay back for all the grey hairs they've given me with them driving!)
OMG, where are you from? Kids are allowed to drive that yourng? where?
We live out in the country in Canada (sshhhh, don't want the RCMP looking for us... ha ha ha) I was driving by the time I was 13 (that was also in Canada but I was driving legally). My son's been driving the tractor since he was 8! Talking about scary!
Well, it was scary, but now that I'm facing drugs, alcohol and sex that is rampant at the high schools and malls, the driving thing isn't so scary. At least we were there next to them. The other things can happen without me being present and that is really scary!
So why are you doing drugs, alcohol, and sex at schools and malls. Shouldn't that be done in the privacy of the home?
Very funny...ha ha ha. I caught that when I wrote it, but didn't edit it in time for ya...should read that the students are doing that!
Tips for when my dad taught me how to drive.
He put a box in the back of the truck. It was to help me come to a stop smoothly. If whatever he put in the bed of the truck moved he deducted points. Yes, my dad was totally like that.
He made me drive backwards around along and around curbs.
He made me parallel park in the tightest spots possible.
Also, when I learned to drive stick, basically I learned on the go. I learned how to shift and feather in the drive way but didn't really learn until I got on the street. It's enough to make you learn fast.
Well, ya see, I am a person that has to have something to do, I think this is why I drive clutch. LOL I just hate having nothing to do. LOL But my daughter is different than me. Both my cars are standard so I think I better figure something out...
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