Halloween is fun alright, but amidst all the noise and excitement, one must remember to teach their kids how to keep safe while trick-or-treating, even if, say, it’s just in the near neighborhood. Tips for the same have been in the news lately and hence I decided to share some of the points which seemed very valid to me as a parent, here.
Children should be taught to:
- Cross over from one street to another only at corners.
- Note the traffic signals before crossing a road at a crosswalk.
- Be careful of parked cars suddenly backing out of driveways without notice.
- Stick to the pre-planned route for trick-or-treating so that the parents are constantly in the know of their whereabouts.
- Always be in a group of friends or people they know well.
Meanwhile, it’s the responsibility of us parents to make sure that:
- The kids, if very young, are able to recollect the contact number and address of their parents in case they get lost.
- Not talk to absolute strangers or follow their instructions, howsoever friendly or trivial they may seem.
- Their costumes are fire-proof and preferably not flowing so that they don’t get stuck on objects along the way.
Keeping these things in mind, you can be rest assured and eat, drink as well as be as scary as you wish!