Three Tips to Help Parents Prepare for Prom

parents and daughter before prom

If your son or daughter is getting ready for prom, first, congratulations! This is an exciting time for teens and their parents, with the end of the school year, graduation, and the future so incredibly close. With so much going on, taking time to stop and cherish the moments can be difficult. If you find yourself at all overwhelmed by the experience, don’t worry! You are not alone. Try these three pointers from parents who have been in your shoes.

Be in the Know

Parents should know where the event is being held, the precise time it will be over, the chaperones who will be there (and their contact information), and the name and number of the limo driver. You should also know what the plan is for after prom and verify that the kids stick to the plan. Make sure there are no chances for drinking and driving and that the prom attendees’ whereabouts are known from the minute they leave home to the minute they return.

Be Communicative

Teens are confronted with plenty of potentially harmful situations and peer pressure on prom night. It’s natural for them to have questions. You want to make sure they’re getting the answers from you, not an equally clueless classmate. Let your kids know that they can ask you anything without fear of punishment prior to the big dance. It’s an age when teens are yearning to be treated like adults, and they’ll respect and appreciate your openness.

Talk to Other Parents

Establishing a line of communication is important, not just with your child, but also with the parents of the other kids they’ll be going with. Double-check to make sure the group is actually planning to stay at a friend’s house and that everyone is on the same page. If your son or daughter misses a check-in time, you’ll want a backup number to reach them.

One thing you don’t want to worry about on prom night is transportation. Echo Limousine is here to put its experienced drivers to work keeping your most precious cargo safe throughout the evening. Whether it’s a huge party bus or one or two couples in a town car, we can make transportation to and from prom safe and easy. Text or call (773) 774-1074 or book online to reserve your prom limo or party bus today.