The HIBhub community is all about keeping our children safe. There’s a good amount of fright that goes into Halloween but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare for parents. We want to provide you with some tips to keep your children safe but still have a great night out.
- Have an agreed upon route. – Make sure you choose a well-lit & heavy populated are of the neighborhood. That way, if you need to find your child, you will know exactly where to start.
- Have your child carry a cellphone. – Check in with your child in regular intervals. It will provide freedom as well as security.
- Have “what-if” conversations with your child. – What would you do if someone bigger took your candy? What would you do if someone dared you to smash a pumpkin? What would you do if you got away from your group of friends? These are all great questions to ask your child to prepare them for “what-if” situations.
- Never go into someone’s house and only accept candy when the door is open. – This counts for neighbors, older brothers of friends, and anyone else your child might encounter. You can never be too safe.
- Wait until getting home to eat candy. – Halloween candy should be individually wrapped in packages. Parents should throw away anything if it comes home unwrapped. Spread the goodies out on the floor and sort through it together. It will be a fun activity for the kids and a good way for mom or dad to check the candy.