Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Regular Post will be below this one later, but I wanted to take this opportunity to say, From our Family to yours, best wishes for a safe and
Now, I feel quite certain that most readers of this blog (I guess that would mean both of you), are already fairly well versed in being careful and attentive parents, but just in case somebody happens to stumble by here by accident, or would like to point somebody clueless towards it, here are some safety precautions to ensure Halloween remains fun and that the only scares are the "trick" kind.
1. Don’t allow children to trick-or-treat alone. Older kids should TAKE A FRIEND and young children should be accompanied by an ADULT.
2. Accompany children to the door of every house they approach.
3. Familiarize yourself with every house you visit and all people from whom your children receive treats.
4. Tell kids NOT to enter any home without permission from their parents or guardians.
5. Tell kids NOT to approach vehicles, occupied or vacant, unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
6. Give children lights to carry – like a glow stick or flashlight -- along with reflective clothing.
7. Make sure that children can see and breathe properly and easily through facial masks.
8. Use only flame-resistant costumes and masks.
9. Warn children NEVER to approach any house that is not well lit.
10. Remind children to make note of suspicious incidents and report them to parents, guardians and/or the proper official.
11. Instruct children to run away, scream, and make a scene if anyone tries to grab them or force them, in any way, to go with them.
12. Inspect all of your children’s treats and dispose of anything that has been tampered with or is not wrapped.