- Light 'em up: Flashlights (or glow sticks, or reflective tape) are must on Halloween. It's going to be dark (that's the point, right?) And no matter how well lit your roads are, kids need to be uber-visible to cars and other traffic.
- Play by the rules: Do you know what time trick-or-treating starts and ends in your neighborhood? When we were kids, there were no set times for trick-or-treating, but that's not the case in most communities anymore. Many towns have curfews times for trick-or-treating, so play nice with your neighbors and stick to these times.
- Give it the once over: Yeah, I know, no child has ever been poisoned by Halloween candy. Still, it's a good idea to give your kids' candy the once-over so that you have some idea what and how much candy they have.
- Have fun! As parents, we spend so much time scouting out inherent dangers for our kids that we sometimes forget to just shake loose and have a little fun. Halloween is a great night for goofing around with your kids and for building community spirit as you go door-to-door with your kids. Grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, breathe in the crisp fall air and enjoy walking around your neighborhood (or someone else's neighborhood) with your family.
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