The statistics on ADHD teens and driving are scary. How do allow our teens to drive, but make it safer for our kids behind the wheel?
AD/HD & Driving – A Guild for parents of Teens with AD/HD, by J. Marlene Snyder is the first and only book on ADHD, teens, and driving. It is a must-read for all families who have or are contemplating having a teen with ADHD as a driver in the household. (Note: The book is out of print, but you can still find plenty of new and used copies on Amazon.com and other ADHD book selling sites.)
ADHD teens are neurologically more prone to speeding, and accidents. And it’s critical that parents set clear expectations for ADHD teens when they get behind the wheel.
Chapter titles include:
- “An Overview of Teen Driving Statistics and Research on Teen Drivers with ADHD”
- “Behavioral Characteristics of ADHD and Coexisting Disorders”
- “General Tips for Parenting Teens with Difficult Behaviors”
- “20 Steps for Parenting to Promote Safe Driving Behaviors in Teens with ADHD”
- “Handling Poor Driving Behaviors”
When you have finished reading the book you will be armed with strategies to use to encourage safe driving behaviors in your teen — observation tools, topics to that require extra emphasis, work sheets and sample contracts.
An ADHD Coach can help your teen be a safer driver
Teaching your ADHD teen these new skills can be challenging. We interviewed Marlene Snyder about the role of a coach in helping your ADHD teen be a safe driver. Watch it here. Next time we’ll outline some other tools that are on the market that can help you be sure your teen is driving safely – even when you aren’t in the car.
What have you done to keep your ADHD teen driver safe? Here are a few ideas for your teen driver to consider. Please leave us a comment and share what’s worked for you.