Take An Active Role In Educating Your Teen Driver! #GetThereSafe @Allstate #DiMe #Ad

*I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for DiMe Media on behalf of the Allstate Foundation and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     It is never too early to take an active role in educating your tween or teen driver about how being a responsible driver can help to save lives.  Studies show that parents are the number one influence on their children regarding their driving skills.  The safe, or unsafe, driving habits that they observe you engaging in have a direct correlation on the kind of driver that they will be when they get behind the wheel.  The Allstate Foundation is celebrating its 10th year of arming families with the resources necessary to create an ongoing conversation about safe driving that begins before tweens or teens even get in a car to drive for the first time.     Recently, I have started having conversations about safe driving with my twelve year-old son … [Read more...]

Encourage Young Drivers To Make Safe Driving Choices @StateFarm #CelebrateMyDrive

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and State Farm.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.     Last night, I was going through some old papers when I came upon my old Learner's Permit.  It was certainly a blast from the past and I immediately showed it to my ten year-old son so he could see my old photo and so he could see what a Permit in New York State looks like.  He immediately had a lot of questions about how someone gets a Permit and whether I was afraid to be able to drive for the first time.  State Farm is committed to teaching young people safe driving from the moment they begin to drive to set the tone for safety in vehicles for the rest of their life. As the mother of a child who will be eligible for his Learner's Permit in a few years, I have some serious concerns about safety when it comes to handing him the keys to one of our cars.  As an educator of adolescents, I know that young people don't always make the best decisions due … [Read more...]