As a parent of a teenager, it is important to lay firm ground rules. Teenagers are typically freedom-loving creatures; no longer reliant on us for their every need, they want to behave, and feel, like adults. Nevertheless, they are still kids – therefore they need the guidance of a kid, with some of the freedoms an adult has. This is a very difficult balance to strike as a parent, and nobody really “gets it right”. We all just try our best and do what we think is right.
But of course, what is the right thing to do, in situations that present you with a parenting dilemma? One of the most common dilemmas that parents of teenagers face is whether to allow their kids to ride on motorcycles or in cars with other teens.
In this blog you’ll find the pros and cons of letting your teenager ride on a motorcycle!
There are some upsides to letting your teens on a motorcycle, believe it or not. Here they are, in all their glory!
Teaching them responsibility
Teenagers need to learn responsibility, and having access to a somewhat dangerous vehicle like a car or a motorcycle is a great way to learn. Not only will this teach them to be careful and considerate when operating it, it will also teach them how to take care of an expensive piece of equipment that they are responsible for. You can’t protect them from the world forever; they need to learn to take care of themselves and those around them.
Giving you more freedom as a parent.
One of the great things about having teenagers is that it gives you more freedom as a parent. Giving your teenager access to a motorcycle allows them to feel like a responsible adult, while giving you the freedom to have more time for yourself.
Of course, there are downsides to letting your teenager ride a motorcycle. Let’s take a look at the cons, shall we?
The number one concern from parents of teenagers is about motorcycle safety. Although motorcycles aren’t as dangerous as movies and TV shows make them out to be, they aren’t as safe as cars when it comes to a collision situation. Of course, collisions can be dangerous, and even if your child isn’t hurt, the aftermath is never pretty. Should you need motorcycle accident legal help, this can be expensive and difficult to get through.
If your teenager is prone to reckless or irresponsible behavior, it is probably best not to let them ride or own a motorcycle. While there are clear pros to giving your teen access to these vehicles, motorcycles should only be ridden by those who are grounded and sensible. Reckless behavior on motorcycles can lead to catastrophic consequences, as you can imagine.
If you are searching for a way to give your teens more freedom, it could be the case that letting them ride a motorcycle is a great idea for this. However, it is also important to be aware of the risks.