Prom

Shopping for Prom: A Lesson in Spending (and Saving)

Joanne Sallay | Posted 05.30.2014 | Canada Living
Joanne Sallay

With the end of the school year on the horizon, we're now in the heart of prom season. There's no doubt that a lot of fuss goes into making this ritual perfect. But beyond the glitz, glamour and fashion, prom marks a milestone that can be used by parents and educators as a teachable moment for students.

Sticky Situation: Modern Prom Manners

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 07.21.2014 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

From the date to the dress, the rite of the prom has evolved from a simple affair in the high school gym to an elaborate evening at a posh hotel, and sometimes even a hotel room for the night. Yikes, how times have changed! Fortunately etiquette is not stagnant and evolves with our customs. The results? Contemporary prom etiquette dos and don'ts.

Why There Shouldn't Be Breathalyzers at Prom

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Living
Danielle S. McLaughlin

Recently, the principal of a large high school in Toronto announced, with the approval of the parent council, that all students attending this year's prom would be subject to a breathalyzer test. The belief that we set everything else aside when safety is our concern, means that we could find ourselves subject to the most egregious measures, so long as we believe that the intention of such measures is safety. A school prom is not just another party. It is a special rite of passage, like a graduation ceremony. What students wear, who they go with, what music they will dance to are all planned even years in advance. So telling students that if they don't want to be searched, they can just stay home is deeply unfair.

Why Prom Is Worth All The Fuss

Joanne Sallay | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada Living
Joanne Sallay

It is important to understand the significance of this experience for young people today. Prom is considered a rite of passage. After close to 15 years of school, prom not only marks the end of secondary school, but an opportunity to celebrate this milestone with friends. For students who choose not to pursue college or university, high school marks the end of their formal education.

SickKids Patients Celebrate Prom Night

CBC | Posted 09.13.2012 | Canada

Courtney Gibson is sitting down, eyes closed, features totally relaxed. Her makeup artist rests one hand on her velvety looking cheek. The other brush...

Peer Pressure: the Silent Killer?

Erika Katz | Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada Living
Erika Katz

Bullying has been the hot topic of late but it usually has its roots in peer pressure. As parents how do we prevent things we would never think of? While you can't anticipate everything your child might do, you can discuss peer pressure and how to handle it. Here are a few tips to give your child.

Prom Dresses 2012: Celebrity-Inspired Prom Looks (PHOTOS)

The Huffinton Post Canada | Matilda Miranda | Posted 04.24.2012 | Canada Style

As high school students hit the home stretch of the school year, not only do they have to worry about exams and final projects, they also have prom on...

Prom Fashion: The Matching Outfit Trend (PHOTOS)

CP | Beth J. Harpaz, The Associated Press | Posted 06.17.2012 | Canada Style

It's a prom must-have, right up there with the dress and shoes: The guy's tie must match the girl's gown. And many teens today use cellphones to aid t...

Prom Night: Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe

Erika Katz | Posted 06.11.2012 | Canada Living
Erika Katz

If you think you are being the smart parent and serving minors alcohol so they don't drink elsewhere, guess again.

Prom Night: How to Avoid Looking Like a Hot Mess

Erika Katz | Posted 06.10.2012 | Canada Style
Erika Katz

It's prom season and every girl wants to look red-carpet fabulous. But, sometimes the best laid plans just do not work out. Here are ways to avoid looking like a hot mess on prom night.