So You've Passed Your Driving Test... What Now? Advanced Driving Skills For Young Drivers by Judy Bartkowiak

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So You've Passed Your Driving Test... What Now? Advanced Driving Skills For Young Drivers by Judy Bartkowiak

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Category: Home and Family
Rating: 4/5
Reviewer: Sue Magee
Reviewed by Sue Magee
Summary: The principles of NLP applied to the young driver who has just passed his/her test and which can be applied to other challenges in their lives.
Buy? Yes Borrow? Yes
Pages: 86 Date: June 2011
Publisher: MX Publishing
External links: Author's website
ISBN: 978-1908218377

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It's always struck me that the most difficult time for young drivers is that period just after they pass their driving test. Someone has told you that you're an OK driver, right? But you're out there, all on your own, without anyone to explain those odd things which you still haven't come across or to be the extra pair of eyes. You've got a sense of freedom, but somehow it's a little bit daunting. Judy Bartkowiak offers something a little bit different. It's not another book about road signs, driving etiquette and stopping distances – it's some ideas for getting into the right mindset to absorb the new experiences and learning some skills which might help you in other areas of your life too.

The book is based in the principles of NLP ( Neuro Linguistic Programming) – but don't let the words put you off, not least because this isn't a programme which is going to be pushed at you but rather the thinking which is beneath the words in the book. I found the principles of NLP most useful where they helped me to understand how I learn and even for someone many multiples of the target age group this is a skill which I can apply in other areas of my life. So – think of this book as something which will prompt you as to the ways in which you can become a better driver, but might also have applications in other areas such as exams or sport.

Sounds complicated? Well, it isn't. You're going to read a book which is written to inform rather than to impress and the mood is lightened by illustrations and an easy, understanding approach to what life is really like for the young driver. You'll find useful tips – I particularly liked the chapter on how to stay calm in difficult situations. It's acknowledged that they might be of your own making (I've never met a perfect driver yet) or simply down to driving at night, on strange, congested roads or even abroad.

If I've a minor quibble is that not everyone passes their driving test when they're young. Some people don't get around to acquiring the skill until rather later in life, but the tone of the book is firmly directed at young people. The principles apply equally to those past the first flush of youth, but it would have been good if Judy Bartkowiak had extended some of the references to make older people feel more comfortable between the covers.

I'd like to thank the publisher for sending a copy to the Bookbag.

Judy's also written other books about NLP and for young people we can recommend NLP For Teens.

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