Allowing your teen to play truth or dare safely
May 14, 2009
Though the popular party activity Truth or Dare can be seen as a more for adults, there is a way for parents to allow their young teenagers play a safe version of the game.
Instead of allowing the partygoers to make up questions for truths or dares, make them up yourself and create game cards with colorful construction paper. A good idea is to use only two colors and to differentiate between the two categories.
As for the questions, make them PG-rated, but fun. Some examples for truth questions could be: "What did you look like in the 5th grade?" or "What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you at the mall?"
For dares, make sure there is a healthy mix of physical and unique requests. Examples of these could be: "Take a sip of Coke and do a somersault" or "Act out the video for Lady Gaga's Pokerface."
As an extra precaution, parents may want to remain within listening distance of the game, but far enough to make it seem like the party isn't being monitored.