Driving tip for parents

“A sun visor is a component of an automobile located on the interior just above the windshield (also known as the windscreen). They are designed with a hinged flap that is adjustable to help shade the eyes of drivers and passengers from the glare of sunlight.” (Wikipedia)

To prevent any confusion below is a picture of a car’s sun visor.

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Photo credit: ebay.com

You know the struggle that comes with driving alone with a kid. It’s always very tempting to unstrap them from their car seats just to give your eardrums some peace from their loud wailings as a result of being strapped. I realised, that comes about because they feel they are far off from you, Unbelievable but true. Why is mum or dad in the front and am left all alone at the back seat with limited movement?

It was tough for me in the beginning because we have always been used to being seated at the back with “yours faithfully” chauffeuring us around.

I remember when I started driving alone with my little boss, I used to park the car sometimes just to soothe her, ignore her difficult to ignore loud wails and the worst is to unstrap her but since am not a chief driver, I only do that when am close to home on a less busy road.

Let me share my driving tip with you which has a 90% rate of success.

Tools needed

1. Sun visor with a mirror (very important!). Not all come with mirrors.

2. Something your kid loves. This is to distract her whilst you drive plus to protect your eardrums. For mine she loves the songs on the “Ping Fong” app so that’s what works for me. Experiment with various items and before you know it, you would have found the ONE. 🙂

Procedure

Flip the sun visor and adjust the mirror to the position where you see your kid and he or she sees you too. Kid’s seat should be diagonal to the driver’s seat.

Check my view out!

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Good side to this is that it is safe and there is no need to be looking backwards to check on your kid whilst on the road.

The tricky bit is you can be mislead sometimes and end up using it as your driving which is not the best.

With time, you will be a pro like myself. No confusion with sun visor mirror and driving mirror and there is no need to think far! too.

Thanks for reading. Share your driving tips with us. What do you do to keep your kids occupied whilst driving without any distractions?

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