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Old 10-30-2006, 11:17 AM   #1
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bipolar son and driving privileges

I was curious if I should be concerned about my son obtaining a permit to drive. He is old enough already to have one but has not requested one until now. I am scared he could hurt himself or others if he is not 100% attentive and serious while driving. In about 6 months he'll be 16 and be able to get a license if he gets his permit now. I know he can't unless I agree! I worry because he can be childish at times and easily frustrated and aggravated. He is very nieve and trusts people easy, but at the same time he is very book smart and "aces" his Gateway exams and T-Caps. He is not violent to others but does like to pick at poeple to get on their nerves(maybe 20% of the time), not by hitting or anything.He does not have any juvenile police records or any bad behavior at school. He takes 4 different meds everyday and is also ADD. Please tell me if I am making something out of nothing or if I am right to be concerned! He has been diagnosed for about 4-5 years. Any comments to ease my mind or educate me would be greatly appreciated.

 
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Old 10-30-2006, 04:58 PM   #2
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Re: bipolar son and driving privileges

Hello,
Is there any concern that his meds cause some lack of coordination? Does your state have a graduated license or is it that once he passes the test, he can drive with all the same privileges as an adult? Could you structure things so that he has to prove good judgment in order to drive? Perhaps you could make it clear to him that he can drive for certain activities only until you feel that he is exhibiting responsible behavior? You could let him drive by himself but not with any passengers....I'm sure there are many ways you could structure it so that he learns to drive but that you still feel comfortable about it. None of us knows for sure how our children will act behind the wheel when they first get their licenses, bipolar or not! It is a scary time for all parents!! Good luck. Tsohl

 
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