The Pressures of Prom
by David R. Smith
If being a teenager wasn’t difficult enough…enter prom season.
Long gone are the days of the simple, innocent dance reserved for high school juniors and seniors. Over the years, this annual event has undergone lots of evolution, putting pressure on everyone involved. For starters, the price tag is going (way) up. According to Visa, the average family will shell out roughly $1,139 for all the costs associated with prom this year.
That’s a lot of pressure being put on parents, many of whom are still feeling the pinch of a weak economy. But they’re not the only ones feeling the heat.
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