Prom season comes around pretty fast, so if your daughter is going to be attending her prom night anytime soon, you need to make sure that you help her get through it and prepare for it. It’s about being a supportive parent, and much more than that too. It’s an important time to her. Here are a few ideas to get you both on the same page.
Prom as a reward
For a start, you could think about whether using the prospect of the prom as a reward might help to spur her on to achieve better grades in her school work. It’s nice to have something to work towards and focus on, and knowing that she can go to the prom and enjoy the night once her exams are successfully completed might work out well.
Listen, don’t dictate
Helping out certainly isn’t the same as taking over. If you allow yourself to get so involved in all this that you start dictating ideas to your daughter, that’s probably not going to work out very well at all.
Spend time on the outfit together
The fun of planning prom night usually comes from planning out the outfit. Of course, if she can’t find the prom dress that she really likes, the fun can quickly turn to stress and frustration. So try to retain the fun side of things and spend time on the search together. Trying on dresses and browsing shops can be fun for you both.
Don’t forget about hairstyles
Sure, the outfit is really important, but it’s not the only thing that matters. You should also work with her to find the most suitable hairstyle for the event. The best prom hairstyle for her will be something that she’s comfortable with and goes well with the outfit she has already chosen. Find photos and compare options together until she’s found one that she likes.
Start searching for deals early
There are plenty of deals out there for people approaching their prom, so be sure to seek out these out as early as you can. Many parents resign themselves to having to spend a fortune but it really doesn’t have to be that way if you compare prices and search for the best possible bargains.
Prom night is an important event for most teenage girls, but it can be stressful for them too. So the last thing to say is to be their support and assist them so that they feel like this is something that they’ll remember for all the right reasons.