My 15-1/2 DD just got her temps and we're allowing her to drive whenever the chance arises. She's a good kid with good grades & shows more responsibility than kids 3 years her senior. My friend thinks we're wrong in allowing her to drive & condemns us any chance she gets. I've been told that I'm in the wrong by allowing her to drive at all until she's 18. I don't see it that way. DD wants to get a job and needs a way to get there. I work many hours (while my friend is a SAHM) and can't always be there as a taxi.
I personally believe it will teach responsibility and independence by allowing her to drive. She will be responsible for paying her gas, repairs and insurance. Am I bad for having this view?
Answer by Anonymous at 11:01 AM on Jan. 18, 2009
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As long as you are following the laws in your state I don't see a problem. My parents didn't let me drive very often and it was terrible. I hardly knew how to drive when it was time for me to get my licence. I was clueless. I did get my licence but I had no confidence when I was driving and I was always scared to drive by myself. It took me a long time to get over it.
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