|For Teens: |
|Where is the party your teen will be attending? Get the address and telephone number. Will adults be home during the party? Do other parents know there will be a party?
||Give your parents all the information you can before they ask, including addresses and phone numbers. You know thell ask for it, so make it easier for both of you. This shows yore responsible. |
|How will your teen be getting to and from the party? If there driving with another friend, be sure to know what kind of car there driving and the license plate number of the car, if possible. In case of an accident, this will be important to have.
||Tell your parents who you are going to the party with and in what type of car yoll be driving. Just in case you were in an accident, this would help them find you. |
|If you have a cell phone, be sure your teen has the number in case they need to reach you in an emergency or for a ride home.
||If you have a cell phone, take it with you to the party and be sure your parents have the phone number. |
|Find out what time your teen plans to get home. If you have an established curfew for your teen, be sure they are aware that you expect them to be home on time. Curfews can be restricted or extended according to the circumstances.
||Check with your parents on your curfew, if you have one. Let them know you plan to be home on time. If you think the party will go longer, ask for an extension on your curfew. |
|If the Party is at Your House:
|Be sure to set your house rules and make sure everyone knows what they are. If you dot make the rules clear, then teens cat follow them.
||Make sure all of your friends know the house rules. This will show your parents that yore responsible and yoll increase your chances of having another party in the future. |
|Be at home during the party. You dot have to be circulating, but be somewhere in the house close to whas going on. Be sure your kids know yore there in case of an emergency.
||Know where your parents are during the party. You may need their help with unruly guests or during an emergency. |
|Let your neighbors know there will be a party at your house and that you will be home.
||Talk to your neighbors and reassure them that the party will not get out of hand. Ask them to come to you first if there is a problem so you can rectify the situation. |
|Encourage invitation only parties. Word of mouth can turn a 20 person party into a 200 person party. Dot put up with party crashers and turn away all uninvited guests.
||Invite only those friends whom you trust. Be sure they know the party is by invitation only and that anyone else who shows up will not be admitted. |
|If alcohol is allowed, dot let anyone drive whs been drinking. You are responsible for any accidents which occur. Take car keys as people arrive.
||Friends dot let friends drive drunk.|