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Are You a Backseat Driver?

Apr 02, 2015 / Relationships and Communication     

Driving is a stressful task. Running late. Heavy traffic. Bad weather. Distractions. All can add to the stress. But we can make things worse even when we are NOT the driver. Here are some things we need to stop doing when our spouse or teenager is driving. First, don’t nag the driver about their driving habits. We all have bad habits. But constantly being reminded of them doesn’t change them. It’s one thing to help the driver see a blind spot, but it’s another to nag. Second, don’t nag the driver about the best route to take. Determine beforehand if the driver wants a navigator. Learn more ways to avoid being a backseat driver.



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