Yes...the planning has begun. Dress shopping, reserving the limo, rushing to find a date...prom season is among us. All of the soon-to-be graduates are busy rushing around making plans and appointments while parents sit at home worrying about the legendary prom night. To prevent yourself from sitting home wondering what happens when the DJ stops playing and the kids all leave the hall, we've complied a few tips so you can make sure your kids are in good hands, with safe drivers, knowing they can always call home for help.
1. The Talk
We won't go into too much detail here. You can do it - we believe in you.
2. The Ride
If your kids and their friends aren't driving themselves, offer to drive. If the group is hiring a limo company, look up reviews on their past services and make sure there is no record of dangerous driving. If your kids do decide to drive, remind them of the dangers of drinking and driving. They may roll their eyes at you, but this rule is non-negotiable.
3. The Connection
If your kids have made plans to go somewhere else after prom, make sure you are able to reach them. Simple texts asking if everything is okay is acceptable - but if you start calling all of your kids' friends, they will never forgive you.
4. The Offer
Make sure your kids know that it is always okay to call you - whether it is late into the night or early the next morning, giving them the comfort of knowing they can call you in case of an emergency is very important. Offer your advice and guidance. It is better that they call you in an emergency instead of waiting or trying to fix a situation themselves.
Take a deep breath - and enjoy the night.
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