You’ve heard me say before that the parent, or instructor, is responsible for everything that occurs during the in-vehicle lesson. It’s true, because the parent instructor is the one that guides the student, and it’s up to you to make sure that your student is ready for any situation you put her in. That being said, there is room for the student to accept some responsibility.
It’s up to the student to make themselves teachable. By that, I mean that the student can accept some responsibility and work towards making their own instruction as effective as possible. It’s not hard to do. All it really takes is a willingness to listen, and a willingness to ask questions. With the tools of Driver Ed in a Box® at your disposal you’ve got a great lead on teaching your student everything she needs to know, but the fact is there’s a chance your student may still get confused about something. After all, this is completely new territory for your teenager!
Remember, though, while it is your responsibility to teach, remind your teen that they have a responsibility to learn. They should be willing to listen and willing to ask questions if they don’t understand.
Watch this video to see me, Patrick Barrett, the Driver Education Guru, talk more about the student’s responsibility.