One conversation can make all the difference.
If your teen finds themselves in a vulnerable environment involving alcohol, drugs, or any general situation that they are uncomfortable with, it can be helpful to create a secret code with them. For example, if you establish a text code for you and your teen, your teen can alert you that they are uncomfortable and would like to be picked up with a “no questions asked” policy.
Distracted driving can involve anything from texting to loud music to too many passengers in the car. Driving with two or more passengers increases the chance of getting into an accident on any night, especially prom night. Talk to your teen and establish rules about how many friends they are allowed to drive with and remember to emphasize the importance of staying focused on the road.