This Mama is MADD

Accident at Marksheffel and Constitution
Image by pmsyyz via Flickr

With a 16 year old bonus son and 13 and 12 year olds that are already dreaming of what their first car is going to look like, kids and driving is on my mind.

Thankfully there are sites like The Power of Parents available to educate me and alleviate some of my tension.  When I visited the Power of Parenting website I took the safety quiz (15 questions designed to give you an idea of how “at risk” your child is for underage drinking and driving).

They also have a blog that posts articles about all kinds of issues facing those of us parenting teens/tweens.  I don’t know about you, but parenting kids of this age group can be a little overwhelming so I welcome all the information I can get!

The site offers advice on how to start a dialogue with your kids about alcohol, what to say in situations when alcohol is prensent,etc.  There is even an ask the expert section of the site where parents can submit specific questions.

Right now the only part of the site that is active is the area for high school parents but sections on elementary, middle school and college age kids is coming soon!  I was proud to see that my car insurance provider, Nationwide is the presenting sponsor for the site, as well.

Good job, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, for bringing us mama’s important information about keeping our kids safe (on the road *gasp*)  This mama is so not ready for boys with drivers licenses.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of MADD.  A donation was made to MADD in my name to thank me for taking the time to participate.


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Comments

  1. Oh my, I am headed there ASAP. This looks like it will be a wealth of information. I am another mama that is not ready for a teenager with a drivers license. Thanks so much.

  2. I’m a MADD Mom too and I do have two driving boys. I’ll tell you, there is nothing scarier than having your ADHD son running around in a vehicle that is capable of killing people. But you just have to train them the best you can and trust that it will work out.

    Suggestion on the drunk driving thing. Dialogue with them. Help them come up with scripts, ideas, and excuses they can give their friends. Have them do research on what their life would be like after a DUI conviction or after a friend might be hurt in an accident. That seemed to help make it more real for my boys.

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