Halloween is upon us, and everyone deserves to have a wonderful (and spooky) time out there. Here are some reminders going forward for the night:
1.) Everyone is different. The child who doesn’t say “trick or treat” might be non-verbal, the child who doesn’t take any candy might have a life-threatening food allergy, and the child who isn’t dressed up might have sensory processing problems. Be understanding so that everyone can have fun.
2.) Scares are fun, but your safety and the safety of others should always come first. If you feel that you’re being put in danger, you aren’t a wimp for walking the other way or calling for help. It always better to be safe than sorry.
3.) If you’re driving, be watchful for kids and grownups alike in dark clothing. 5:30-9:30 are peak trick or treating times, and the times you should be the most careful.
4.) Going to a party? Use your best judgement. If you’re drinking, have a plan set so you don’t have to drive home drunk. Some cities have free ride home programs, but your best bet is to secure a designated driver.
5.) Take off your face makeup or paint before hitting the pillow, your skin will thank you.
Have fun, eat tons of candy, and have a spooky night!