The transition to high school announced itself in the form of the middle school prom. Somewhere in that elusive moment between childhood and adulthood, my daughter floats in her too-short dress. Or, rather, in her Spandex underpants.
April showers bring May flowers, May brings prom season. High school juniors and seniors are getting ready to make memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately, without proper planning, parents can make debt that will also last a very long time.
All the stress and drama of prom prep isn't worth it. To shift your priorities from the materialistic aspects of prom to what's really important, eliminate the pressure of taking an expensive limo. Take a school bus instead.
Raising a teenager is like being a Kremlinologist during the Cold War. For those trying to navigate, here's a primer on how to attend the prom at one suburban New York high school. At least these appear to have been the rules yesterday. They may have changed by today.
The Enchanted Closet gives young women without the means to afford their own prom dress the chance to experience this rite of passage and outfits them with all they need to make their prom a night they will never forget.