Bradley Hospital Parenting Guide:
Teens and Parties
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Sometimesjust a little help can prevent short-term problems from becoming more serious.
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For your teenager, being liked and accepted by peers is very important. Your child may feel pressured to have the kind of party that he or she thinks will be attractive. Your challenge as a parent is to give your child options for a successful party. Planning is your best bet.
An Opportunity to Reinforce Values and Enhance Your Relationship
Your willingness to help your child plan a party is a sign that you care. Likewise, talking with your child about attending a party is an opportunity to show love and establish trust.
Our best advice is to be aware and not to hide your head in the sand. You never know -- you may even have some fun yourself.