Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

Halloween Safety: Enjoy Your Safe Candy

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

No one wants to think that anything could be wrong with their children’s candy that they have gathered Halloween night, but you never know. It is so important that we let our children know about candy safety during this Halloween season. Here are some good tips that I’ve been able to gather and share with my children.

Enjoy safe candy and lots of it

Enjoy safe candy and lots of it

Make sure your children don’t eat any of their candy until you can examine it safely at home. Most parents don’t want to take the time examining every piece of candy that their child has gathered, but we always need to be cautious and think of safety first.

Make sure that all the candy is safely wrapped. If it looks like it has loose wrapping or that it has been tampered with at all, throw it out. If it has an opened wrapper or if it has just a little piece of it opened, throw it out.

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Halloween Safety: Stranger Danger

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Halloween night, our children will be knocking on doors and talking to many people, including many strangers. It is always so important to teach our children how to deal or talk to strangers, especially during this season.

Have a safe and fun Halloween

Have a safe and fun Halloween

We might think that our children know how to deal with strangers because of things they’ve been taught at school or even at home. But we can never be too safe, and if our children need to be told five times to take the garbage out because they forget, we need to help them to remember even more important things like stranger safety.

Number one rule that we must teach our children is to never give out personal information to strangers. They should never be talking to older adults long enough to get into detailed conversations about family and home. Adults shouldn’t be asking these questions to little children who are just going around trick or treating.

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Halloween Safety: Trick or Treat Alternatives

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

A lot more people have been turning from the traditional trick or treating to alternatives that can be just as fun and is a lot safer. If you are thinking about doing that, here are some good ideas for you and your family to try this Halloween season.

The first thing you need to do is go to your community website. There you will be able to see all of the different activities that the community is organizing. You can even volunteer to help for free items or discounts.

Consider a Trunk or Treat for a safe and fun alternative

Consider a Trunk or Treat for a safe and fun alternative

If you don’t find anything on the community bulletin board, think about organizing something yourself. You can organize many different community Halloween activities from pumpkin carving to trunk or treats.

Trunks or treats are a fun alternative for your children. Get a group together in a neighborhood or parking lot, open up your car trunks and have your children go from trunk to trunk gathering candy. You would be surprised how popular this has become just within the past couple years.

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Halloween Safety: Trick or Treat with Traffic

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Trick or treating can be such a fun way to celebrate Halloween, especially for young ones. It isn’t all fun and games though. Parents need to take an active role in teaching their children about the dangers of such things as traffic as they make their way out on Halloween night.

The most tragic accidents can happen because of lack of planning, preparation, and education. If we can teach our children a few things about traffic safety, both them and we will be able to rest easy and focus on the fun holiday.

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Halloween Safety: Trick or Treat in the Dark

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

During the Halloween season, safety must always come first for our kids and us. Whether we allow our children to go out at night or be finishing up as it gets dark, there are some safety features of their Halloween costume that we can help them with to ensure their safety.

TrickOrTreat

Trick or Treating can be dangerous

Even the best driver can’t see everything at night. In order to help your children be the safest possible, we should really be reviewing their costumes.

If your child is planning on going out trick or treating when it is dark, the last thing in the world you want them wearing is all black. Sadly, during Halloween this is usually the color of most costumes. Get creative with them and help them pick out costumes that have brighter, bolder colors.

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