Parent Class – A “How to” Approach to Practicing with a Novice Driver

DrivingMBA is dedicated to educating the community about the topic of teenage driving.  This is the most dangerous time in a young person’s life.  It is essential that parents are equipped with information in order to make good decisions for their new driver and for their family.   When a novice driver is learning how to drive parents play a critical role in the driver training process.  Even if you are working with an adult novice driver, the practice phase is a very important part of the process.  For the “coach” it can be “scary” and for the new driver it can be “frustrating.”   This class is designed to assist those that will be practicing with their new driver in their role as coach.

The class begins with excerpts from a video on the teenage brain so that parents can better understand the brain development of adolescents and teens.  Brain mapping indicates that the adolescent brain does not fully develop until the mid to late twenties.  Instructors provide resources and advice on how to approach conversations and setting the ground rules from the beginning.  We provide practical tips on how to go from driving in your neighborhood to driving on surface streets and highways.  This class also gives parents the opportunity to interact with other parents and learn tips and techniques that work for others.

We offer the class at least once a month in each of our locations.  It is 3 hours in length and the objective is to prepare parents or anyone working with a novice driver for the task of practicing during the permit phase.  No matter how old a person is, it takes months of training and practice to become proficient enough to navigate today’s roadways.  This class is included in all of DrivingMBA’s programs and packages.  Watch what past class participants have to say about the class:


Parent Class Dates

These classes are scheduled once a month, sometimes more often depending upon the demand.

Scottsdale Location:

  • October 29th
  • November 12th & 29th
  • December 10th & 27th
  • January 14th, & 24th, 2017
  • February 11th & 23rd
  • March 11th and 25th

Gilbert Location:

  • November 17th
  • December 17th
  • January 10th, 2017
  • February 18th
  • March 16th

Client Comments

"I recently enrolled my 15 1/2 year old daughter into the DrivingMBA school.  As we were scheduling her classes, I was told that I would need to attend a "Parent Class" which was three hours long. I dreaded the coming Saturday knowing I would be spending that time in a classroom and believe me, it's been a while since I've sat in one! ;) Needless to say, I walked in and found a spot and prepared myself for sheer boredom...I could not have been more mistaken! The class was extremely interesting, informative and insightful! I learned that I wasn't the great driver I thought I was. I learned that my daughter is looking to me as an example and I wasn't being a good one. The teachers did not harp or preach but rather explained and showed a few short videos that only helped to reinforce what an important role we parents play in our children's driving success. Awesome program, wonderful teachers...could not be happier! :) - Tiffany

"It didn't seem like 3 hours - very informative!"
- Andrea

"Learned how to talk my teen through different circumstances."
- Leah

"It reminded me of my bad habits and the need to change them and it taught me how to coach."
- Fred

"They both put me at ease and were able to provide useful examples of everyday situations. I thought the class was very useful."
- Michelle

"It gave me helpful hints to make my daughter a good driver and gave me ideas about household rules that can keep her safe."
- Stacy

"Learned the importance of being a role model and the need for me to improve my driving."
- Angie