Things Parents Should do Before Trick-or-Treath

Published 10/06 2008 05:28AM

Updated 10/06 2008 05:28AM

Make sure that an adult or an older responsible youth will be supervising the outing for children under age 12.

Plan and discuss the route trick-or-treaters intend to follow. Know the names of older childrens companions.

Instruct your children to travel only in familiar areas and along an established route.

Teach your children to stop only at houses or apartment buildings that are well-lit and never to enter a strangers home.
Establish a return time.

Tell your youngsters not to eat any treat until they return home.

Review all appropriate trick-or-treat safety precautions, including pedestrian/traffic safety rules.

Pin a slip of paper with the childs name, address and phone number inside a pocket in case the youngster gets separated from the group.

Courtesy: National Safety Council

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