When Your Teen is a Party Guest

Obtain the address and phone number of the party host, verify the occasion with the parents of the party-giver, and ask to be notified if the location changes. Confirm that a parent will be present throughout the party, and make sure that no alcohol or other drugs will be permitted. 

Set a time when the teen should be home. Be awake or have the teen wake you upon his or her arrival. Be available to provide transportation so there is no reason for your teen to ride with a driver who has been drinking. 

If your teen plans to stay overnight with a friend after the party, confirm the arrangement with the parents to be sure they will be home. Agree on the length of the stay and other basic rules. Avoid spontaneous “sleep-overs” after teen parties.

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