Spring is here and with that comes special events for teens like prom and graduation. These emotion filled events can be fun and exciting but can also create anxiety in parents knowing that there may be many opportunities for teens to engage in risky behavior and high risk decision making. Teens might be confronted with decisions to drink, operate a vehicle under the influence or to engaging in sexual activity. It is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase or possess alcohol, yet 31% of teens killed in car crashes had been drinking.
How are you going to help keep your teen safe during this exciting time in their life? Just as teens need guidance from us, sometimes as parents we need guidance and support too. At Parents LEAD, we want to be that help for you. We have compiled information from many resources and created a special event guide. Keeping your teen safe is important to us and we have tips for you. You will find safety tips, references to the laws on underage drinking and adults who host parties, ideas about curfews, of course information on getting these conversations started and more.
Help your teen avoid Prama (Prom + Drama) and have a memorable time during this season of celebrations. Get started with our helpful guide and use your memories and insight to begin conversations with your teen about responsible and acceptable behaviors. Share your ideas here with us about how you will create a fun and safe prom and graduation experience for your son or daughter.