Parties are an important part of every teenager’s development. However,
an enjoyable evening with friends doesn’t need to involve alcohol or
drugs. It’s our hope that these party guidelines will assist parents and
teens in planning a drug-free, sober, and safe party.Guidelines for Parents of A
Teen Attending a Party
1. Know where your teen is. Get the name,
address and telephone number of the host.
• Have your teen notify you if there is a change
2. Contact the host’s parents. Get the details on
• Confirm that the party will be drug and
alcohol free and that there will be adult
• Leave your phone number in case of an
emergency or if the host’s parents desire
help with the party.
3. Reiterate that your teen is not to take a ride
from a drinking driver or a casual friend.
• Make yourself or another adult available to
pick your teen up it they ask you to.
Encourage them to call you if problems arise.
• Tell your teen that it is best to call you if they
have problems and that there will not be any
punishment for requesting your help.
4. Call the host’s parents the next day to thank
them. This promotes desirable communication
between parents and is an effective tool for
keeping one another aware of neighborhood
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