Are You Leaving Your Responsible Teenaged Son Or Daughter In Charge Of Your House And Car While You're Gone?
Do you and your spouse get to go on a pleasure trip all by yourselves? Perhaps you are a single parent and your company is sending you on a business trip. No matter the situation, are you leaving your teenaged son or daughter in charge? If so, you know that he or she is responsible enough for this to happen. However, you probably want a list of reminders. Here are some ideas that might help you to have peace of mind while you're away.
House Rules - Are there younger children that will be watched over by your son or daughter? If that's the case, you have more than likely said something like, "Remember, your priority is to take care of your siblings." Explain that, even if there is an important sports practice for your teenager, he or she is still chauffeur for something like a birthday party that his or her little sibling was invited to attend.
Contact Info for Emergencies - You will probably have already left the laundry washed and folded. Still, there might be last-minute laundry that will have to be done while you're away. Also, the washer might break down or the toilets might malfunction while you're away. In other words, the unexpected could happen. Considering scenarios like those, provide contact information for different services that might be needed. Tape a list on the front of the refrigerator so it will be easy to get to.
Towing Services - You've probably already set down rules about using your car or your spouse's car while you're away. The best rule may be for your son or daughter only to drive for super important reasons. For example, if your son or daughter is driving your younger children to Bible School, they need to arrive on time and then be picked up on time.
Just as you provided information in case there were mechanical problems at home, provide the contact number of a towing service in case it is needed. For example, the car engine might overheat, your teenager might have used up all the gasoline, leaving the car stranded somewhere, or he or she might have a flat tire and not be sure how to change it. He or she might not even know which part of the car's mechanism malfunctioned. Or, heaven forbid, your child could even be in an accident and the car may not be driveable.
Remind your son or daughter that, rather than make the situation worse by trying to drive the car, it is imperative to call a towing service who can either take the car home or to a repair shop. The great thing about towing services is that they are typically available twenty-four hours a day, every single day of the year.
Leave a credit card for any unforeseen expenses that might occur.
For more information on towing services, contact a towing company.