December 3, 2006 9:00pm CST
Here's my problem...My oldest daughter is 15. She was supposed to take drivers education classes last summer but I didn't sign her up for them because I feel that she's not mature enough to drive. She hates me for this. The classes won't be offered again until this summer & my daughter will turn 16 in May. To me, she's just not showing the maturity level that I think she should have in order to operate a vehical. There's nothing wrong with her, she's just a teenager. I've had alot of my friends tell me that I'm just scared to let her go and that I need to let her grow up. Am I being too overprotective?
• United States
8 Feb 07
You know your daughter best!!! Just because a kid turns 16, doesn't mean they have to get their license. Driver's licenses are a privledge, not mandatory. But, the flip side, just because she has(will have) her license, doesn't mean she can drive. You're still the boss lol. I'm kinda dealing with the same thing. My daughter's also 15. I took her in to get her permit. I told her to sign up at school next year for driver's ed, just because they'll probably teach her better then I will. Anyway, we've taken her out driving a few times. I only did it once though lol. It was scary!! When she parked, and forgot to put it in Park, then put it in park, and revved the engine, I said THATS IT we're done. Driver's ed can teach you the rest lol. I also made sure to tell her I could very easily take the license away from her, and insurance was her responsibility.