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Hello and welcome to help -- I'm an appointment in for Dr.
Manny it's got to pick out those dresses get those tuxedos and prepare for the -- and all teenagers are thinking of the night of dancing and partying parents know this could be -- -- still with potential dangers both.
For your child safety and reputation.
Parenting expert and author Erica -- is here today with some tips every parent should share with their kids.
Before the big night thinking so much for joining us here on -- not thank you for having me I could first let's talk about some of the dangers regarding prop.
Well a lot of times corals have a lot of anxiety about the -- who's gonna ask them.
I think in the -- -- in their drastic are they can be tan an -- and I think that's a real problem because.
Leading up to prominent -- might do things that are dangerous they might crash diet you might take diet pills.
He might go to tanning that's so it's really something that parents have to watch for.
So if you see any changing your team it's something you need to address and talk to her about it also -- alternatives so if she really wants to be -- Instead of -- tanning -- which I really feel are very dangerous for kids.
Maybe do -- sprayed -- and you can get a bunch of products online or at your local drugstore that can make you look -- practiced it ahead of time.
And then -- kind of -- to -- the tanning problem.
As far as the wait you're not gonna -- fifteen pounds in three weeks you're just not.
So you have to love the body that you have and try to clinical free -- that really flatter -- think.
And really -- is kind of a coming of age for girls and boys but but females in particular.
Sometimes moms may think that the kids eight don't want to hear from them but it's actually a comforting feeling for a teenager -- to hear -- from their mother.
We know there's been -- -- that the most influential person on a child and actually their parents while we think it's their friend it's really the parent.
So you might think your child just tuning out and believe me -- kids I always think they're teaming up.
But you know what when it comes the end of the day they heard what I said and -- in their mind so.
Feel free to talk to your kids ahead of time who they're going -- is this a boyfriend is this just a friend to think they're gonna have sex at this person.
Are they anticipating maybe this is being and I hate to lose the -- -- me.
And if you feel that's inappropriate how that's inappropriate I look this doesn't have to be that night.
This -- is just and they to have fun and dance and -- with your friends don't put so much pressure on yourself because it's just one night.
You know that there are all sorts of pressures associated with the financial obligations that the boys have for the girls and then the girls sometimes feel obligated.
To maybe push the envelope and do a little bit more than they're even comfortable with -- talk to them about that.
I think this is where they're self esteem really comes into play and you have to build their self esteem you say look.
You -- there to have a good time he wants to pay for something great if you want to pay for something great but you don't know him many think he doesn't -- you anything so.
You can't because he -- for your ticket where he bought your core size and then you have to sleep with him I mean that's ridiculous.
Writes that girls typically feel the pressure to have the perfect dress in.
And and be the perfect size and all that bad guys sometimes feel pressure from their friends their hot fighting each other you know how far did you get to go with -- -- eat up that behavior is is not acceptable either.
It's not you know sometimes that comes from the parents if they hear appearance talking like that I -- -- should not conversation be like come and son.
And make it sound like it's a great thing.
You just have to be mutual as a parent and say look if you're going with your girlfriend and he really loved her everybody when you're boyfriend really left hand.
-- -- -- Them are you going to have sex and if you think they are you have to make sure they have attacked without a -- and if you really don't feel that they should be having -- You should make that clear as well there's certainly emotional consequences that go along with it not just the physical repercussions you know you could get an SED -- -- to get pregnant I mean.
And eat the mentally this can be tough on kids.
Well I think the most disturbing thing that can happen is a girl could be a -- and she's -- just anyone because she feels it's her prom night and she has to do this and then the next day she feels really bad about herself and that definitely has psychological implications then if she worries about pregnancy STD it further complicates it so I think it's really important to discuss how to time and if you -- -- -- -- you don't have to have sex is not.
That's not -- promised that -- about the last kind of her -- with your friends and having a great time.
A lot of -- social media -- can can really get kids into trouble and pictures are gonna be snapped all over the place this night.
Well that's -- I think everybody has a camera on their phone so.
You could be -- something and not realize somebody's taking you and then you can end up on the Internet the next day.
Doing something very embarrassing seems to be aware of what you're doing and I -- tell girls and boys to be careful not to get.
Super into rock first of all it's illegal and second of all when you're trying to engage in behavior that might be embarrassing to you and those things when they get on YouTube there -- there for -- right.
Yet you don't want that coming back to -- wants any parents can meet and held responsible as well you need to make sure you aren't trying to be the cool parent and let the kids see something illegal.
Nothing annoys me more than the cool -- OK there's nothing cool about serving alcohol to under aged kids I've heard many parents.
Including people I know very well say to me.
Well if it's in my home it's OK I can control it I know what they're doing.
The truth is if one of them gets alcohol poisoning what and then leaves her house something happens the police are gonna come after you.
And it's not worth it let's talk a little bit about the the the future for these kids.
Many of them are thinking about trying to get into college or maybe they've already been.
And you know -- -- early admission or something like that but some something other criminal record.
Harm that will be there in the midst of senior right -- with the program still.
These kids think they're invisible and they've got into college and nothing can happen but the truth is if you engage in criminal behavior.
You can get expelled from high school not get your diploma and the cost could take -- their acceptance -- their scholarship.
So what I think kids don't realize if you go to a hotel offered after prompt and there's drugs and alcohol present.
A lot people think that they're not doing the drugs where they're not drinking alcohol nothing can happen.
However if the police were to come in they're going to rest everybody because they don't know who's doing a lot right so I would suggest to parents to tell your children.
If they are in place and there are drugs and alcohol to call mom see I will come pick you up anywhere.
Don't be shy you can stayed in the -- Hai am just calling I have a headache have a code word afraid.
Anything like that because you don't want to be in a situation where you could be arrested.
-- -- actually find out more information about you.
Well you can get my book bonding over beauty or go to my website -- over beauty dot com and I have some great recipe you can find for under hundred -- is like I -- makeup -- -- tips for prompt.
Because -- should be fun and it should not break the bank.
Thank you so much for joining us here LP today Erica anything you happen to have a health question you can email them to doctor -- -- at foxnews.com.
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