These are some tips I am passing on from the Fall 2001 Safety Report with thanks to attorney Robyn Madden from South Carolina.
- Have rules for your kids but don't scare them. Don't talk to strangers, look both ways crossing the street and have a buddy are good places to start.
- Watch for cars.
- If your teenager is going to his or her first Halloween party make sure driving distractions are held to a minimum.
- If you're not with your child, make sure they have a cell phone.
- If you're decorating your home, be there to prevent vandalism.
- Have a meeting spot.
- Don't eat anything that looks funny in the wrapping or preparation.
- Have fun.