Halloween and Stress.
I love Halloween, even though it can be stressful. I have decorations everywhere, even creating a haunted bush path through our trees when my children were small.
Beverly’s Tips Building Resilience and Celebrating Halloween Safety Week:
With so many kids, teens and adults joining in on the Halloween fun, it’s important to remember a few simple tips to ensure that Halloween and stress do not go hand in hand.
Halloween and Stress. Start With Safety
- Talk to young children so that they know what to expect. Being greeted by a masked creature can ruin the night if a child is not prepared
- Never wear costumes that could block vision such as some masks, wigs, hats or eye patches. Be creative but don’t jeopardize your safety
- Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping and falling. Most places will allow you to try them on before purchasing them
- When trick-or-treating, always wear bright, reflective clothing or decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape/patches. Carry a bright flashlight to improve visibility
- Carefully examine all trick-or-treat items for signs of tampering before allowing children to eat them. Inspect any toys or novelty items received by kids age 3 and younger as they may pose a choking hazard
Halloween parties and trick or treating can be a great deal of fun. So plan ahead and happy haunting everyone! Click to tweet
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