Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Parent Taught Drivers Ed Was A Success!
Running through all the options of how I was going to be able to find a way for my daughter to get her driver's license, I knew that if she was going to get it before she turned 18, the laws of Texas state that they must either go through driver's ed school or the parent taught driving....and with the prices being close to $400 for the course, I opted for the parent-taught course. I put all 4 of my other children through the course but it wasn't that expensive when they went through it, so I thought I would give this a try. My darling teen is a very thoughtful young lady, and has learned to listen well and this was honestly the best decision where she was concerned. She actually listened to my teaching and she followed what was to be done. Now, let me tell you, this is not the easiest or shortest way to go but I felt as though my daughter was able to learn alot this way, and she REALLY got alot of experience. It has been 6 months since she has held her drivers permit and we got all our paperwork together (this includes the VOE from school, her driver's permit, my signed affidavidt stating that I did not feel she needed a driver's test, and the 2 papers showing that she completed the required hours and with a $5 bill, she was getting her thumbprints and her picture taken. WHEH!!!!!!! I am SO glad it's done and she is now a licenced driver, and you know what else that meant, right? I had to call our insurance and put her on it, but thankfully, our insurance gave her a discount for having A's and B's on the report card!