Parenting Teens: Prom-posals

This is not a brand new trend but it has surfaced during the past few years and it refers to “promposals.” There is tremendous pressure on teen boys to ask teen girls to the prom in the most elaborate and creative way possible. A simple request is no longer acceptable. The “promposal” has become sort of equivalent in quality to the marriage proposal. Yikes and at such a young age.

I have to tell you that I am not only concerned about the pressure on the teen boys to come up with creative prom requests but I am also concerned about the teen girls who may be seen as cold-hearted and/or selfish if they refuse the “promposal.” I wish that we could tone these requests down because they put way too much pressure on all of our teenagers both male and female.