My gorgeous eldest daughter is 16. I knew it was coming, but gosh its really a strange feeling when it actually happened. I think it will probably be easier as she hits 18 and 21. Well at least I’m hoping so. The feeling of having a young adult daughter in the world, is both amazing, filling you with pride at what they have become and scary as you then realise quite how old you are. One thing that we’ve chatted about so much in recent weeks and months is learning to drive. It really has been a hot topic recently. As a person who can’t drive (maybe I’m more sensitive to her talking about it) I love that to Nia, it just seems like the most natural step for her to learn how to drive next year. That’s how it should be, don’t you think?
Learning to Drive
However I’ve been wondering whether to bring this forward a little and book her a few junior driving lessons or experiences, to just help get her into what driving a car feels like before that happens? What do you think? I’m not sure you really understand what driving is all about until you actually get behind a wheel, and this could really give her a bit of a head start for when she starts her lessons. As well as helps with confidence before those lessons start? I think I’m more and more convinced this is the way to go, as I remeber one of my hurdles what that it all just seemed like a mystery.
I mean, Nia even knows what kind of car she’d like to drive, she’s put that much thought into it. So I think something like this would be just the ticket. I think young driver training starts at around 11-17, and if it’s in a cool car too? Maybe I should book a double experience, as I’m sure my husband would love to give it a go too and it would great for them to share that time together.
What do you think, have you ever done something like this with your children?