Tomorrow we will celebrate Halloween in the Heartland. Children will be sent out into the night into areas where others, both children and adults, will be shielding their identity. We will send them knocking on strangers' doors asking for treats. It is tradition, it is fun, and it can be dangerous if precautions are not taken. Let's make sure we do everything we can to keep Halloween fun and our children safe this year Here are some things to keep in mind:
-Warn kids not to eat treats before they are examined
-Make sure, whether you're in costume or not, that your clothing is bright enough to be clearly visible and carry a flashlight.
-Children should always be accompanied by an adult
-Children should not enter homes or apartments
-Children should only go to homes where the residents are known and have lights on
-Finally, watch out for your children, and the children of others.
The safety and well being of our children should be a high priority every day, but especially during Halloween. Whether you have a little ninja or a zombie bride out trick or treating, do everything you can to have a safe and happy experience. Create some lasting memories for you and your kids, and have a happy Halloween.This is just one of many viewpoints. If you'd like to comment we want to hear from you. Click here to e-mail your response on-line right now, or write us at the address below. Either way, be sure to include your name and hometown in case we use your comment on the air.
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