Yeah dude you cant drive with your parents. They are the worst possible option for a teacher even if your father is Jeff Gordon.
I had my cousin come over and help me out, then i just chilled in my neighboorhood and practiced. Alot. i think i put like 80 miles on it before i have it down good.
When i finally went out of my neighboorhood to any busy streets i made sure i had my cousin with me. And then within a week everything is second nature, stopping, starting, reverse, hills. It all comes quickly once you get the basic 1st gear and the concept of going into neutral to stop.
Patience is the key word here.
It also helps that you down learn on a old ass school car or some dubbed out ricer. They have a much tighter shift spot.
forgot this. It also is a big help if you learn where you clutch catches the gear.
You do this my riding the clutch out, take your foot off the gas completely. and in first slowly slowly slowly let off the clutch, youll feel the car start to move, let it roll a bit, slowly taking your foot off the clutch, eventually the car will have picked up enough so that you can completely let off the clutch.
You can also try starting on a bit of a downhill surface it helps the car start moving quicker so it easier for you because its much lighter on the gas. What i even did was on a hill, going down, i wouldnt even use the gas i would do the above, clutch only.
and for hills youll get those eventually. One trick my dad taught me that i never used but is good to know, the handbrake, you can use the handbrake up hills. So you would just be doing clutch + gas and release the handbrake.
thats just a few things that helped me out