You tell us: What not to do at prom

    Sometime in the next month, a teenager you know is likely going to the prom — perhaps the most formal date of his or her life so far. If there were one thing you could tell the kid not to do, what would it be?

    It’s prom time! Some enchanted evening in the next month, a teenager you know is likely going to be on the most formal date of his or her life so far. Are these kids prepared? Think back and remember your prom: Were you?

    If there were one thing you could tell a kid not to do at prom, what would it be? (Can you even limit it to one?)

    Tell us in the comments below.

    What sage wisdom can you impart to your son or daughter, your niece or nephew, the neighbor’s kid? Give them the benefit of your experience below, and we’ll write up a post highlighting our favorites!

    Here are a few thought-starters we heard around the office to get you going:

    Guys, do not ditch your date to dance in the circle with your friends.
    Girls, do not all go to the bathroom together, leaving your date to squirm.
    Girls, do not wear a dress that requires assistance to move.
    Guys, come on now — the powder-blue tux with the lavender ruffled shirt is always a mistake. Think of the people taking pictures. This is as much for your parents as it is for you.
    Wear a hairstyle you can sleep in, because you will.
    Don’t sit in your chair all night and refuse to dance.

    Do you agree or disagree with any of these? Do you have even better advice?

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