Driving school teacher and author Jennifer L. Hensley has a way of putting everything into words, but she’s also got some good advice for parents of younger kids who might be thinking about taking a different route to school or a different school.
“Just do your homework and get to know your kid’s school,” she says.
“They’ll be happy to answer questions and they’re more likely to want to attend the school.”
Hensling, who teaches in the elementary school, says she makes the most of her daughter’s time at school, but also gives her a chance to practice with the school car.
“When I’m with my kids, it’s a good time for them to see how the car works,” she said.
“I like to give them some time to learn about how the engine works, how the brakes work, how to drive.
It’s good to see them really practice driving.”
Hartsley also suggests parents look for a car that has a good interior and is “a safe vehicle.”
Henington also says she gives her daughters more than just time to get to school, which makes it easy for her to give her students the same advice she gives parents who may be thinking of changing their school.
Heningtons tips on getting kids to school and getting them home are all in the book, “The Lads Driving School,” which comes out in September.
She also offers tips on keeping your kids safe, including the idea to always wear your seat belt and to be sure to call the police when you see a car speeding.
“You can’t control the car.
But if it’s not safe, it shouldn’t be there,” she recommends.
“If the driver isn’t paying attention to you, if you can’t see him, it could be a problem.”
Horsley says her daughter is a little different than the rest of her classmates.
“She’s an active kid,” she notes.
“The rest of the kids she’s never been in trouble with.
She doesn’t have a lot of trouble at school.
But at home she doesn’t really get along with her mother or her friends.
She’s always acting like she’s the smartest kid in the class.
And I just love her for it.”