By Leanne Shelton
As a kid, I never really enjoyed Halloween. Sure, I dressed up and went out trick or treating, but it wasn’t that much fun to me. I’m learning to enjoy it now that I am a parent. More than anything, I love the excitement on my boys’ faces when they are deciding what they’ll be, then later getting dressed up and ready to go out. And I wouldn’t dare squash their joy.
They are still young enough that we go trick or treating with them. Taking three kids out to knock on doors and get candy can be quite stressful. It’s quite the balance between letting them be kids and be excited while still making sure they are safe. Whether or not you are accompanying your child(ren) trick or treating, there are a lot of good safety tips to keep in mind to make sure everyone has a FUN and SAFE time.
If you are going to be driving during trick or treating hours, please be careful. Slow down in residential areas. Stay off of your phone. Take extra time to look for kids crossing the street. Remember kids are very excited on Halloween and sometimes their movements can be unpredictable. Be cautious and be ready.
For more information, contact Shoen Safety and Training. To learn CPR and First Aid and become American Red Cross certified, register for a CPR/First Aid class with Shoen Safety and Training. There are a lot of options available to fit your schedule. The peace of mind that you’ll get from knowing how to respond in an emergency situation is priceless.