Excerpt from FamilyCircle.com by Kacee
Prom night. It’s what our kids have been waiting to experience for years. Remember yours? It was nothing like today’s prom. It’s no longer just a dance. Along with the night comes expectations for parties, possibly drugs and alcohol, and, let’s just say it, sex.
As parents, every decision is tough. The choice to track our children on prom night is no exception. We want them to have the time of their lives while also avoiding actions that could compromise their health or future in any way. Today’s teens experience a lot more pressure than parents because of social media. There’s a reason the movie “Blockers” just hit theaters. (Quick summary: Teens make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night, and hijinks ensue when parents—Leslie Mann, John Cena, and Ike Barinholtz—do everything they can to “block” that from happening. Watch the trailer here.)
What Can We Do?
We can either track them or let them be. Let’s discuss the pros and cons of both options.