Prom night can be stressful for parents. These tips will help you ensure a safe, worry-free evening.
Know Her Plan
Make sure your teen has a plan for the evening and that you know it.
Know all of the "hot spot" destinations for pre- and post-prom parties.
Talk to Her School
Work with the school to have food served during the prom.
Alcohol and Medications in Your Home
Take stock of the alcohol and prescription drugs in your home, and make sure it hidden or locked up if your teen is having people over.
Know Who is Driving
Know who is driving — if it's a limo, check their policy on allowing alcohol in the vehicle.
Discuss the school's prom rules with your child and the consequences of violating them.
Encourage Car Safety
Encourage seatbelt use — the best accessory! Also talk to your teen about the dangers and dire consequences of drinking and driving.
Do not rent hotel rooms for prom-goers.
Talk to Other Adults
Communicate with other parents and school officials.
Stay up until your prom-goer safely returns home.