Kids learn by watching and imitating us. They do as we do - not what we say. So if we use phones while driving, put on lipstick at the lights, or bellow at other drivers, so will they.
A survey by insurance company Ingenie reinforces what most of us probably know deep down - that kids often grow up to copy their parents bad driving habits. Some embarrassed parents get to hear what their children think of their driving in a YouTube video, click here.
I was disappointed to read that 52% of the children questioned would rather be driven by Dad than Mum. I can't help suspecting it's because when Dad drives, the family is usually all together, going somewhere nice. Mum only drives if she's on her own, often stressed on the way to school, or she's dragging the kids shopping. (Remember the boredom?)
So another tip, if you want your daughter to be a confident driver - Mum should drive with Dad as a passenger sometimes - and this should be perfectly normal.
See Ingenie's Parent Manfiesto here