There are few things more exciting than a formal dance. Below are some ways that apps can help you prepare your son or daughter for their first one.
Going to a formal dance like a homecoming dance is an exciting time in your son or daughter's life. But whether it's prom night or homecoming, your child's safety is going to be important to you. So, you want to create a contract with them to help them stay safe at the dance and afterward. This can be done in Word or Google docs. To make it official, you can have them sign it using one of our recommended apps. Make sure that you sign it too, and it should say something to the effect of that they won't get in a car with anyone who's drinking and driving, and that you will come and pick them up, no questions asked, no matter what time it is. This will help you be a good parent and keep your child safe.
Furthermore, you can always arrange for your son or daughter and their date or friends to have a ride to and from the dance. If a limousine is a bit out of your price range, you can always check out Groupon for deals that may be in the area. or split the price between a group of parents and have a whole group go together for a stretch limo. But if you'd rather not pay someone to stay around at the dance for a few hours, you can always arrange for them to go in a car rental service like Uber or Lyft. Your child will be happier that you're not taking them to the dance and you'll be happier knowing they aren't driving.
Finally, one thing that a formal dance means is LOTS of pictures and videos. There's selfies, couple pics, group pictures, and just general homecoming or prom photos. So you'll want to make sure that your son or daughter's phone is ready for the onslaught. The first thing they will want is Google Photos. Not only does this make sure they've got all the space they need for the 5,000 pictures they take of their hair, friends, dress, and makeup before the dance, but they can upload those pictures to the cloud on the way to the dance and have their phone ready for the 20,000 pictures and videos they'll take at the dance. Obviously, this is an exaggeration, but only slightly. The great thing about this app is that it makes it easy to sort out the pictures in the future and, with facial recognition, figure out who is who in the pictures. And since your teen is likely going to want to share the pictures that they took with their friends, check out our top Photo Sharing Apps. This will help them save memories and share memories and look back and remember that night for years to come.
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