Cupid's Pulse Article: Parenting Advice: Stay Safe on the Spookiest Night of the YearCupid's Pulse Article: Parenting Advice: Stay Safe on the Spookiest Night of the Year

By Emily Green

Halloween is one of the holidays that kids look forward to the most each year. Who wouldn’t want all that candy? As fun as the holiday can be, though, kids and adults have to remember to stay safe. You never know what spooky creatures might be out and about in the dead of night! Check out some of these parenting tips on how to make sure you and your kids come home safely on Halloween.

Keeping your kids safe is the best parenting advice anyone can ask for! What are some tips for staying safe on the spookiest night of the year — Halloween?

As parents, all we want to do is keep kids safe! While we want them to have an unforgettable Halloween night, staying safe is also a priority. Here are some of Cupid’s tips to making sure you and your kids always return home safely on Halloween night:

1. Bring a flashlight: It can get pretty dark when trick or treating at night, so having a flashlight will help you make sure you know where you are, where you’re going, and who’s around you! You can keep the little ones at arm’s length, and make sure no one gets left behind!

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2. If you separate from your kids, have a designated meeting place: There’s always the awful chance that you and your kids could get separated at some point. If that does happen, make sure you have a designated meeting spot that is very familiar to your child. This will ease the anxiety on both ends, and it’s a surefire way to make sure you find each other again.

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3. Make sure your kids know your phone number: On the off chance that your kids get lost and can’t find their way back to you, make sure they know your cell phone number! If they can’t remember it, write it on a tag or necklace for them to wear. This way if they can’t call you and let you know where they are, a trusted adult will.

4. Don’t talk to strangers: This may be an old rule, but it stands tried and true. Make sure your kids know to only talk to trusted adults — no one they aren’t familiar with. If they stick with other parents they know, they’ll return home safe and sound in no time.

What are some other tips to ensure your kids return home safe on Halloween night? Let us know in the comments below!