It’s prom season! And while dresses, flowers and limos are the main thoughts, the Council for the Advancement of Public Schools encourages parents to keep safety in mind. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers tips to keep your children healthy and happy during this exciting time.
- Take note of your children’s eating/exercise habits leading up to prom. Everyone wants to look their best but it’s important to get in shape in a healthy way and maintain a fulfilling, balanced diet and exercise regimen.
- Avoid the tanning booth! Prom-goers may want golden skin, but tanning beds are not a safe option. The UV rays in tanning beds are just as dangerous as those from the sun. Try a sunless lotion or spray tan for the big day instead.
- Alcohol at prom is an important issue to discuss with your children. While they should know that it is not acceptable for them to drink at prom, they cannot control the actions of others. Alcohol-related vehicle crashes are responsible for more deaths in the 16-20 age group than any other demographic. Give your children a plan if they are faced with the situation of getting into a car with someone who has been drinking. Also find out about school sponsored programs like “lock-ins” after prom that will help prevent drunk driving.
*This post is part of a series of sponsored posts by CAPS.