A Parent’s Guide to Prom 2014

It’s prom season which means dress shopping, party planning, deciding on transportation, corsages and everything else that goes along with the big night.  The problem is, this is also a night that might include alcohol. Since this is the age where teens are still learning how to be responsible, they might not make the best decisions when it comes to drinking and driving.  It’s our responsibility as parents to educate them on the dangers of mixing alcohol and driving.  And, as parents we need to ensure their safety.

Check out the stats below, then either drive them to and from the prom or dish out a few extra bucks and book them a ride. 

Some Scary Prom Statistics:

  • 63% of teens admit to trying alcohol in high school
  • 57% admit to driving themselves home after prom ( scary statistic considering the thought of alcohol being involved)
  • 90% of students felt their peers would drive drunk.
  • It has been stated that more teenagers die each year during prom season due to drunk driving then any other time of the year.

Prom Infographic

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She runs Detroit Mommies and Discovering Arkansas, runs the Community Projects for Collective Bias and has 3 girls under 12 years old. Courtney is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Arkansas. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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