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Graduation Tips

Follow these tips for a safe and healthy graduation celebration to ensure everyone has a great time!

  • Asking questions is always the best way to begin preparing for that graduation celebration! Who, What, When, and Where are the type of questions parents should ask their kids to ensure they know what their itinerary is for that day.

  • Adequate supervision is also important. Whether the students like it or not, you have to consider everyone's overall safety.

  • Help your child become confident enough to make their own decisions by setting limits. Discuss some good healthy limits or boundaries that aren't necessarily something that's restrictive.  Discuss safety being first in all decisions that they make.

  • Parents should get involved. Experts say, the single greatest deterrent to any teenager's inappropriate behavior is the involvement of their parent. Show interest in what your child is doing, where they are doing it, and who they are doing it with. If at all possible, offer to throw your child's graduation party.

  • Remember that you don't need a date to have fun.

  • Say no to alcohol, smoking, drugs!

  • Don't drink and drive, and don't get in a car with anyone who has been drinking.

  • Call a parent, guardian, or someone you trust in case plans change or you need help.

  • Respect yourself and others. Tell family or call 911 if you or someone you know is being harmed or abused.

 

  Copyright 2013 The City of Huntsville, Alabama           05-17-2013