Parents of ADHD Teens and Young Adults
How to handle driving and the maturity question
My son is 16 1/2.. has all requirements for his drivers license.. I have been putting off getting the actual license.. My son seems to be a decent driver ( a bit over confident in my opinion) and feels he has made great strides in his maturity.. I agree, he has, but with all the reading I have been doing, it seems the general consensus is most with ADHD are 2-3 years younger than chronological age with maturity.. When i think of some of his behaviors, it makes sense.. I m not sure how to explain my hesitancy to my son about his license.. Has anyone talked to their teen about lack of maturity?? I am sure it will be followed with a response of.. I am mature.. I am not sure how to handle this.. I have printed out the contract for ADHD and driving, as well as articles on driving found on this site.. Do I give them to him to read? Not sure what I am asking .. lol.. Just wondering how others have dealt with the issue of driving.. thank you in advance.. Hope this makes sense..
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