Preparation is important when organising a successful party for teenagers. Plan ahead and involve your teenager by discussing expectations and the ground rules.
We’ve all heard the horror stories in the media of out of control parties, even with careful planning. It is understandable that you may feel overwhelmed about what might happen if you host a party for your child.
Firstly, it is important to recognise that the media usually only focus on parties that don’t go well, and that many parents successfully conduct parties for their teenager with only happy memories of the event. Of course any party you host has the potential to go awry, and there are a number of things you can do at the planning stage to enable things to go as smoothly as possible, and to be ready for unexpected problems.
Examples of some of the things you can do include:
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