Parents; prom is a special moment for your teen. It is full of dressing up, taking pictures, dancing, and having fun. It takes one incident to turn what could be a happy, life-long memory into tragic, lifelong consequence. Make the promise to help your kids be safe, sober, and drug-free.
What every parent can do before, during, and after prom:
- Throughout the year, get educated about the current drug trends in your community
- Attend educational workshops that address the issues young people face with and alcohol and other drug use
- Continue to discuss the dangers of adolescent drinking and drug use
At least one week prior to the prom
Talk to your son or daughter:
- Reinforce that you love your teen and that your primary concern is their safety
- Reassure your teenager that you understand prom night pressures and fears and talk about them
- Know the Plans
- Who’s driving- to and from
- Who’s going- names and numbers- for children and parents.
- Where and when- dinner, dance and after party locations, sequence and contact info.
- Contact parents of your son/daughters friends who are hosting before or after parties. Make sure the party is chaperoned and offer to help if needed.
On Prom Night
- Speak directly to the driver and discuss your expectations for an alcohol and drug-free ride
- Set Curfew- they really don’t need to stay out all night or until all hours.
- Touch base- text or quick calls to confirm all is well.
- NO PLAN CHANGES without your involvement.
- Wait up to happily hear all the fun stories.