Author: Timothy C. Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2007-11-01
BEFORE YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT HANDING YOUR TEENS THE CAR KEYS, DO EVERYONE A BIG FAVOR: CRASHPROOF THEM! Every year, six million sons and daughters will become first-time drivers. Fifty-eight percent of them will be involved in a car accident within a year of getting their license, and a significant portion of these crashes will be fatal. But here's the good news: research has shown that car crashes can be reduced by up to 30 percent when you, the parent, are actively involved in your teen's instruction and set certain limits. In Crashproof Your Kids, certified driving instructor and dad Timothy Smith has combined the collective wisdom of numerous experts to develop the Crashproof Plan: a series of behind-the-wheel exercises designed to improve your teen's driving awareness, behavior, and skill in a way that fits your schedule. Written in a highly accessible, informal, and often humorous style, this comprehensive plan begins where drivers' education programs end, and includes: • A step-by-step plan to develop your teen's braking, car control, and defensive driving skills • How to handle road emergencies and basic car maintenance • Tips on helping your teen deal with dangerous distractions, including peer pressure and the use of alcohol and drugs • The Crashproof Contract, which outlines the expectations, responsibilities, and rules of the road for both the teen and the parent You'll get plenty of help on how to communicate vital driving concepts to your teen, and you'll laugh, learn, and sympathize with stories from parents who have already been there. Crashproof Your Kids is an essential resource for any parents wanting to help their teenagers successfully navigate the single most dangerous activity they'll ever undertake.
Author: Tim Hollister
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Release Date: 2018-03-01
Providing fully updated advice to parents, guardians, and other adults who supervise teen drivers, this second edition of Not So Fast will help to guide and empower readers. Parents will learn priceless information in teaching teenagers how to evaluate the circumstances of every driving trip, how to say "no" when necessary, how to prepare a "flight plan" for each drive, and how to put safety before convenience. Parents will also benefit by understanding the real dangers and risks in teen driving by recognizing the limits of driver training programs and will thus becoming more informed and proactive in their supervisory role. Current statistics, updated research, and additions dealing with hands-free devices as well as drowsy driving, make this new edition a valuable resource for anyone concerned about teen drivers. Proceeds from sales will support a memorial fund—set up in honor of Hollister's son, Reid, who was killed in an automobile accident in 2006—which subsidizes education and other traffic safety causes.
Every year thousands of teens die when they make a single mistake or bad decision. Tragically, one in four teenagers gets into a collision by age 18. Driving is also the leading cause of teenage deaths. Our book "Teach Your Teen to Drive... and Stay Alive" is a fun and highly effective way for parents to teach their teens to drive while covering each states' parent-teen practice driving laws-typically an average of 50 hours. Leave the "driving" to us with our new and fascinating "how to" book that reads like a novel but with a powerful message on safe driving! It has been statistically proven that parents can help reduce collisions by almost 33% just by practicing driving together. We provide you with the tools and "keys" for success with our critically acclaimed guidebook. The book is written with innovative, positive and lifesaving tips helping "safety-proof" your family from expensive collisions, tickets, insurance rates repairs or a DUI. "Teach Your Teen" features 8 simple, life-saving chapters that also focus on driving safety and reducing parent-teen anxiety. We developed a technique where the parent first performs each drill three times followed by the teen helping to reduce this anxiety and improving teen driving through multiple repetitions. The teen performs all of the drill's lessons in a "grand finale" or culmination and then you are rewarded as you celebrate your success together with our famous "ice cream social" that we know will create a lifetime of memories. "Teach Your Teen to Drive" is a professionally written book by two driving experts with over 50 years experience that will place you and your teen on the same page as they enter their own journey into adulthood. Ten years in the making, this is one of the best (and simplest) parent-teen driver's guide ever written. Together, we can make a difference helping you drive, thrive and stay alive!
Author: Linda Ann Azarela
Release Date: 2010-06
"For petrified, stressed parents who wish they had a reference book and a dual-control brake while teaching their children how to drive, or for teenages who want a fun and easy way to learn the basics of driving, Azarela shares an entertaining step-by-step guidebook that combines catchy rhymes and special methods with practical information while educating drivers..."--Cover, p. .
Author: Phil Berardelli
Publisher: Mountain Lake Press
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Teenagers are by far the most dangerous age group on the road: a 16-year-old is 12 times as likely as older drivers to die in a crash as a single occupant; put two young teens in a vehicle, and the odds of death and injury nearly double. Safe Young Drivers helps to address this enormous problem. It is an indispensable guide for teaching teens to drive. Intended for parents and teens to use together, it addresses parental issues such as how to choose a car for your teen, and provides teens with simple instruction and important tips to remember. With simple graphics, a complete index, and a section called Some ABCs for the Road, Safe Young Drivers is a valuable tool for all new drivers and their teachers.
Author: Robert W. Boxer
Release Date: 2016-12-30
DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF SAFER AND MORE COURTEOUS DRIVING Whether you are just learning to drive, or are more experienced, this must-have guide will lessen the risk of an accident, or other unfortunate incident, for you and your loved ones. It will increase the chance of survival in the many unforeseen and difficult situations that are certain to arise. LEARN ABOUT Newer Safety Features Road Rage Distractions Dangers of Speeding and Tailgating Avoiding an Accident Handling a Traffic Stop or Accident Alcohol, Drug, and Drowsiness Impaired Driving Car Fires A Stalled Car Car Jacking Sharing the Road with Trucks, Motorcycles, Bicycles and Pedestrians, Mechanical and Weather Related Emergencies Recalls (Especially Regarding Air bags) Self-Driving Cars, AND MUCH MORE-PLEASE SEE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS.
For both adults and teens, driving is a privilege, not a right. In recent years more stringent regulations have come into play regarding teen driving. Graduated licensing, questions about the age at which teens should begin driving, and concerns arising from technology are examined in this volume. Material is drawn from a diverse selection of primary and secondary sources with particular emphasis on Supreme Court and other court decisions.
Covering virtually every scenario a new driver may face, from changing a tire and negotiating privileges with parents to handling a car in bad weather, a practical guide helps teen drivers navigate through tricky new territory on the road and at home. --Publisher's description.
"Readers will learn about the general requirements for permits, driver's tests, different kinds of licenses, learning to drive, dangerous behavior, and other areas related to driving"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Linda Aksomitis
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release Date: 2008-10-06
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
This helpful resource presents essays from a variety of perspectives that allow readers to better understand and navigate the topic of teen driving. Compelling essays include whether raising the teen driving age will curb teen accidents, and whether cell phones are a dangerous distraction. Readers will analyze what parents should do and whether drag racing leads to teenage deaths. Compelling essay sources include the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Students Against Destructive Decisions, and Liberty Mutual Insurance Group.
Nice is not enough. We are raising a generation of "nice" kids. Nice kids are well behaved and look good on the outside, but they often lack courageous character inside. Offering practical wisdom gleaned from his experience as a parent and family coach, Tim Smith helps you move your kids from simply polite to truly compassionate. He targets nine key qualities children need but often lack and shows you how to build them into your children by modeling core values and biblical practices. Your kids can be--and indeed, are meant to be--kingdom builders who help bring God's light and life to others through their decisions and influence. "Being nice won't help them stand apart," Tim says. "We need to strategically train our children to engage and challenge the popular views of our culture." Here is a clear, down-to-earth resource that will help you do just that. But be prepared for change--in you, in your kids and in the world.
Author: Daniel Lee Dalke
Release Date: 2015-11-18
A light-hearted look at our common driving mistakes. Written in rhyme for reading enjoyment, it introduces four characters (i.e. Chatty Patty, Nervous Nell, Ploddin' Paul and Zippin' Zack) to help illustrate some common sense tips to improve traffic flow through simple awareness, consistency and courteousness. For more information, see www.danielspoems.com
Author: Patti M. Valkenburg
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2017-04-25
An illuminating study of the complex relationship between children and media in the digital age Now, as never before, young people are surrounded by media—thanks to the sophistication and portability of the technology that puts it literally in the palms of their hands. Drawing on data and empirical research that cross many fields and continents, authors Valkenburg and Piotrowski examine the role of media in the lives of children from birth through adolescence, addressing the complex issues of how media affect the young and what adults can do to encourage responsible use in an age of selfies, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This important study looks at both the sunny and the dark side of media use by today’s youth, including why and how their preferences change throughout childhood, whether digital gaming is harmful or helpful, the effects of placing tablets and smartphones in the hands of toddlers, the susceptibility of young people to online advertising, the legitimacy of parental concerns about media multitasking, and more.