Parenting Style Influences Risk for Teen Car Accidents

Can parenting style influence teen driving safety? It very much can according to a new study of more than 5000 American teenage drivers. Teens with parents who were authoritative (high control and high support) had less than one-half the accidents compared to those whose parents were uninvolved (low control and low support). Also, teenagers with authoritarian parents (high control, low support) had the same number of accidents as those who had permissive parents (low control, high support). 

PositiveTip: Make sure your teen experiences love and support combined with clear lines of control to be a safer driver.