Halloween is a great holiday that is best spent being safe to assure maximum candy collection and consumption.
Halloween is a time for everyone to dress up as their favorite hero or villain. For our kids, it’s a time to go out with their friends and family and go around the neighborhood trying to collect as much candy as possible before bedtime. As with all holidays, Halloween presents its set of risks that put our children in danger. Here are a few Halloween safety tips for fun trick-or-treating and assure that they collect as much candy as possible.
You should do your best to encourage children to wear bright-colored costumes to ensure that drivers will see them at night. If a dark costume is necessary, patch on reflective gear to make sure they are visible. Additionally, see if glow sticks go well with their spooky outfit; it provides an ominous glow while alerting drivers of their presence when walking across the street.
- Make sure that they cross the road at street corners, use crosswalks, and obey all street signs.
- Look both ways before they cross the street, and continue to check both ways as they cross.
- Children should make eye contact with drivers before they cross the street.
- Make sure that they walk on the sidewalks at all times. If there are no sidewalks, they should walk as far to the left as possible, facing traffic.
- Children should never dart in front of the streets or driveways. Drivers don’t always check behind them when backing out.
Trick-or-Treat With an Adult
Children under the age of 12 should not trick-or-treat alone! If your kids are responsible, and it’s finally time to let them go with their friends, make sure that they stay within the familiar territory of the neighborhood.
Candy and Treats
Saying yes to their candy consumption is a good thing; denying them of all candy may lead them to develop an unhealthy relationship with it later down the road. Teaching them about the concept of “delayed gratification” is a life lesson they’ll carry with them until they’re as old as you are. The concept revolves around the idea that if you hold off on quick reward, that reward will have a much greater pay off after you’ve waited. This can be applied to Halloween candy as well as a savings account.
Accidents happen to the best of us, and statistically, can’t be eliminated. Are your kids covered if something bad were to happen to them? To make sure you have the proper health insurance you need to make those visits possible, contact Massive Insurance.