Need parenting advice!!!!! Now that we have 2 independent drivers in the house, we are wanting a way to keep up with them. We tried one service on their phones, but it was extremely inaccurate... I looked up the top 5 services, but would love some honest feedback from other parents that I know who have personally been there and done that.
What kind of tracking phone apps would you recommend? Do they work even when the data is off? (This part is VERY important!)what are the pros and cons?
THIS beautiful boy is almost 16! Jake has been immersed in the world of Driver's Ed this summer and is one driver's test away from his license.
Earning a driver's license is serious business! Hours of driving practice with a white-knuckled parent... studying... memorizing... tests... gory car crash videos... and MORE driving practice.
It's universally accepted that we ask something of these kids before they are granted full access to those car keys. And it's high time we ask something of them before granting them full access to the "vehicles" we call smartphones.
What kind of wisdom would you want your child to study in a "Driver's Ed for the Smartphone" class?
Now I have 2 teenage drivers! 🚗 This boy worked hard to pass his driving test and to be able to afford car insurance. Don’t be afraid to require your teens to pay for things! Our kids have figured out how to pay for their car insurance, gas, phone bill and athletic endeavors. They’ve been creative and resourceful. I’m super impressed by them! 🏆 They are much more responsible than I was at their age. And they’re still enjoying life and having lots of fun with friends. I know it can feel like it will detract from their studies and social life. But, for our family, it has not done that to their detriment. I feel like it’s just helped them appreciate those things more! #raisingteenagers#teenagedrivers#workingteens
Here’s the story .... Paige hits a mailbox (she’s fine), car is totaled (because air bags are deployed), gives Jeff a Ford Fiesta as a rental because insurance policy is in his name (oh, hell no), buy new car for Paige and Jeff can drive his own car ... all persons are now happy #teenagedrivers#wantedtodrivemycar#everyoneishappy
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I promised to always be real with you.. so here is my chaos.. This weekend I had the rare opportunity to spend with my stepmom and see Dave Matthews Band. 24 hours of adult dinner with my uncle and stepmom, a concert without anyone asking me what there was to eat or being distracted by dishes and laundry and the most comfortable hotel bed ever!!!
24 hours after that on my way to work, my left arm started tingling and since I do have some residual brain tumor I finished my drive to work (at the emergency room) and instead of clocking in, I checked in.. 4 humiliating hours of my coworkers seeing me vulnerable and afraid as I thought of the worst possibly scenario, I was driven home with the all clear and a round of steroids. Laying in bed a resting a few hours later I received a call from my oldest son. “Mom, I was just in an accident”... After hearing those words my mind stopped listening and went into “fix it” mode.. I didn’t hear him say that he is ok, the other driver is ok and his best friend who was thankfully behind him and not in the passenger seat was ok until a few minutes later. Though all were traumatized and he did total his grandfathers Jeep. My boy will survive his first accident.. So, a few hours later as I am laying here exhausted, rocking a cranky 2 year old who is overtired and refusing to detach himself from me.. (literally I am holding him as I type). I am mostly thinking of all
Of the things that could have been so much worse today.. I didn’t hear the statements
“Your cancer is back”
“Your son is in the hospital or dead”
I am even thrilled that my baby is not saying
“No mama, you cannot comfort me because I am in pain”
As bad as everything was today, I repeat to myself “we’re all alive so it is nothing more than a bad day, we get a do over tomorrow”