Reasons For A Teen Driving Contract
Why is having a teen driving contract important?
Having a contract is important because it helps out both the parent and teen set out rules and expectations, along with consequences, before issues can arise. Assumptions can lead to problems so a written document can help avoid this.
What are some ways of making sure the contract works for both the parent and the teen?
- Write it down: We have provided a sample, but if this does not fit your needs then come up with your own. The key is to discuss it and abide by what is agreed upon.
- Talk about it: Set aside some time to sit down with your teenager and talk about the expectations and why they are important.
- Understand it: Make sure you both understand the expectations and consequences that will occur if rules are not followed.
- Sign it: Both parents and teens should sign it. This signifies accountability that everything has been reviewed and is understood.