Thursday, October 30, 2014
Your Children Come First!
Halloween is a terrific time of year for everyone. The holiday was always a big deal in our household. Margaret Hamilton, the Wicked Witch of the West, was a member of our family, so witches are dear to our hearts.
Of course, we must use common sense when it comes to the little ones. Here are some safety tips I culled from a few education sites:
1. Know where your children are looking for treats, so no one is tricked. Don’t let them wander into strange territory.
2. Don’t let the real young ones go out alone. Even among older children, they are less safe than if you accompany them. Older kids tend to ignore the five-year-olds when they are amongst friends.
3. Tell your kids of all ages NEVER to enter a home for candy.
4. Be sure your children do not eat any candy until they get home. Make sure all candy is individually wrapped and inspect the treats before they eat.
5. Let them carry a cell phone. Your ten-year-old doesn’t want you hanging around, but that does not mean you can’t keep in touch.
My personal tips for keeping kids safe are a lot more stringent. When mine were growing up, I was always lurking in the distance. Enjoy the holiday!