Here in our state you can start taking Driver's Ed when you are 14 years 9 months. I personally think that is a bit too young. For the last few months, we knew that our oldest was going to take her class this June. She is 17. She was one of those kids who just was not in any hurry. She did not feel ready, and that was fine with us. For insurance and other reasons, you really should take phase 1 (book class with 6 hours of driving) before you turn 18. Until this weekend, the plan was Kyle would wait a few more months or so, and then take it when it was his turn. He turned 15 in April.
I truly think this is one of the scariest things about raising teenagers!
Kyle gives his approval while sitting in the driver's seat for the first time. I was actually surprised at how natural he looked behind the wheel. Today was not quite so scary as the car was sitting in the driveway. We will see how I feel in a few weeks, when he is actually driving!