Parenting: Making your kid pay for prom

March 24, 2011 8:01:09 AM PDT
My son, Jason, has been very busy lately, working several different jobs. He's under the gun to earn money to pay for his senior prom. We bought him a tux as a Hanukkah present, figuring that it would be more cost-effective to buy one rather than pay for numerous rentals over the next several years, as he goes to college fraternity formals, etc. But other than that, he has to pay for all his prom-related expenses himself.