Ways Parents Should Approach Prom Nightby Jose Malave I am an author.
Prom is a pivotal time for teens as they create some of the most memorable moments of their lives, but as the night approaches many parents start to panic trying to figure out how to best prepare their teens for their big night out. From tuxedos to prom dresses, limo rides to song requests, teens leave no stone unturned to make this a perfect night. All of the preparation that goes into prom night can be stressful for some teenagers, but it can prove to be even more stressful for their parents. Every parent wants their child to have a memorable prom, and this is what leaves them on the edge of panic. Communication and mutual understanding matter most during these occasions. As parents, it’s important that you connect with your children and other parents well before the big night in order to ensure safe and responsible celebrations.
For many teenagers, the prom is the ultimate event of their teenage lives, also possibly the last time all of a youth's high school friends will be together at a formal school event, not taking away from the fact that it’s also the most hyped-up event of the teenage life cycle.
Here are some tips to help prepare your teens for these milestone celebrations:
Secure All Necessary Contact Information- You will want to have quick access to the information of those that can help during an emergency, whether with yourself, your child, or at the event, so make sure to get the contact details of all of the adults who’re going to be present at the event or the after-party. It is as important that you have the name and phone number of the driver, which your transportation provider should provide. Secure contact information for any chaperones or teachers who will be there. You’ll breathe much easier if you have a simple list of names and phone numbers towards keeping your child safe.
Keep The Lines Of Communication (with your teen) Open- Talk to your teen in a parental but understanding atmosphere to make sure they know the reality of prom night. Make sure they know the rules regarding prom and the bunch of risks that come with the parties. Talking about all these may not be fun, but it’s important that you express your thoughts and concerns, and make them know that they can talk to you if needed.
Secure Reliable Transportation- On an occasion as important as prom night, it’s not wise to leave transportation to chance. It might be the case that this might be your first time booking chauffeured transportation. It’s important that you do your research before choosing your teen’s prom night transportation since there are companies that prey on the lack of knowledge, touting super low pricing — and they end up being a scam.
Most limo companies offer corporate services, proms/homecoming, wedding, Newark airport transportation, wine tasting tours, ground transportation, night on the town, cruise port transfers, so on and so forth.
Other tips to prepare for the prom night:
1. Get the itinerary (you should have the full schedule for the evening)
2. Know the driver
3. Talk to other parents
4. You have all the right to say “NO”
5. Establish curfews, check-in times, and expectations
6. Acknowledge your trust in them
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