How to Encourage Your Kids to Learn to Drive

When you are a parent of a teen who is learning to drive, encouraging them to practice and get good enough to pass their test first time can be tricky, especially if they are a nervous driver or are finding it hard to grasp things such as maneuvers that aide in avoiding car accidents. When your teen is learning to drive, encouraging them to pass is a good way to help make sure that you save money when it comes to their driving tuition and help them to get out on the road in their own car as soon as possible. Here are some of the best ways in which you can encourage your teenagers to learn to drive.

Free Driving Theory Practice

For many kids who are more hands-on when it comes to learning new things, the driving theory test can really knock their confidence. If your teen is learning to drive and is having a hard time understanding the questions in the theory test or passing their theory test at all, getting them some extra learning materials and encouraging them to practice and revise can be one of the best ways to help them get the pass mark that they’ve been hoping for. provides UK learner drivers with a range of learning materials for the theory test.

Their Own Car

Although this may not be an option for some parents if it is out of your budget, getting your teenager their own car to drive can be an awesome way of encouraging them to really work hard and pass their test first time. Having their own car can be a great motivation for teens to practice well when they have driving lessons and give it their all when they take their driving test.

Continuing that lesson insurance should be talked about in depth. Have your teen be part if the research into the best auto insurance companies for them. Knowing their cost and coverage will help them be a more responsible drivers.

Extra Practice

If you have held your own driving license for more than three years, you will be able to teach your teenager to drive yourself, or allow them to drive your car in order to get some extra practice. In order to ensure that your teen is driving your car legally, you will need to make sure that they have provisional insurance, which you can get quite cheaply from many car insurance providers.

Crash Courses

Some people learn better over a long period of time, whilst others prefer to get it over and done with. Crash courses can be a good idea if your teen isn’t progressing well with regular lessons, or if they have recently failed their test and need to get their confidence back behind the wheel. However, crash courses don’t usually come cheap, so purchasing one for your teen as a gift could be one of the best ways to help them to learn to drive as quickly as possible.

When you have a teenager who is learning to drive, encouraging them to do well and keep learning is important to helping them pass their test. From finding extra theory revision materials to giving them a car of their own, there are plenty of great ways to encourage your teen to learn the skill of driving as early as possible.


  • Tamra Phelps

    If I could go back to my teen years, I’d take a drivers’ class. I think it’d be easier to learn from someone you don’t know, lol.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    It’s funny, my sister & I couldn’t wait to learn how to drive but her daughter, my niece, is 24 and has no interest whatsoever!

  • Maureen

    I had to learn to drive right on time. I am the oldest of 7 siblings and my mother needed help with errands and pick ups. It is a smart way to develop a sense of person.

  • Irma Jurejevčič

    I like the ideas for helping to gain confidence. I wish somebody taught me when I was younger. I’d defintely be splashing through the mud and the muck 😉

  • Tamra Phelps

    Oh, boy, as a teenager, no one could teach me to drive. They were all too high-strung, lol. “Stop! stop!” “Don’t turn there!” Etc. You really need a patient person with nerves of steel!

  • Diane K. Brimmer

    My oldest granddaughter Taylor, is taking drivers training! Yikes! Hard to believe she is that old already. Seems like yesterday I had that little spiked red head in my arms for the first time. What a bundle of joy she has been. Wow they grow up fast!!

  • Tina Buhrman

    I like the ideas for helping to gain confidence. I remember how scared/excited I was to learn to drive. In teaching my son, it’s funny how some things don’t change, even 20+ years later.


    I’m self taught! When I was about 11 or 12, Dad attempted to teach me on the laneway that led to our house but got exasperated & left me to it after making sure I knew which pedal was which!

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