Shannon Philpott

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Set Clear Rules to Achieve Safe Parties for Young Teens

Published April 2010: ParentUSAcity.com

Set Clear Rules to Achieve Safe Parties for Young Teens

Article Overview:

If there’s ever a situation when parents need to set clear expectations and guidelines, it’s parties for young teens! A teen center in Illinois that’s been popular for more than 50 years offers strategies for safe and happy parties at your own home.

Excerpt:

Some of my fondest memories from my teenage years were created at a popular teen party spot. I clearly remember dancing underneath a disco ball to Aerosmith’s “Angel” while awkwardly trying to stay at arm’s length from my dance partner. Later, while munching on Tombstone pizzas, my friends and I would giggle about the cute boys hanging out in the corner.

When I was a teenager, Tepee was the place to be every Friday night. A youth haven for 7th and 8th graders in Collinsville, Illinois, the youth center is still going strong—home to 13- and 14-year olds each weekend.

“It gives them somewhere to go and interact with friends and is so much better than having them attend a movie unsupervised, or worse, stand on the streets to socialize,” said Barb Hasamear, a long-time volunteer of the youth center that opened in 1951.

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– Shannon Philpott

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