6 Halloween Safety Tips for Kids

Halloween is right around the corner, and while I'm congratulating myself for not yet purchasing Halloween candy that I would surely eat before you could say "trick-or-treat," I'm starting to worry that I haven't given myself enough time to gather the necessary props for my kids' costumes. Candy cravings and costume panic are more reliable signs of fall than leaves turning colors and pumpkin spice everything.

I know that Halloween has strong historical ties to October 31, but I would like to generate some conversation about moving it to a time of year with warmer weather and a later sunset. I know it's a bold move, but imagine trick-or-treating in the gentle breeze of early June, with a long evening sunset guiding your journey. Nice, right? But until this dream becomes a reality, keeping kids safe on Halloween includes these tips.

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Amy Flory

Amy Flory has been featured on multiple parenting sites, was named one of Mashable’s 17 Funny Moms on Twitter in 2013, and one of Parenting’s 10 Twitter Handles to Follow in 2015. She is a contributor to the New York Times Bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series, and the wildly popular Big Book of Parenting Tweets series. Amy can be found laughing at the absurdity of parenting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, sharing her famous Crock Pot Thursday recipes on Pinterest, and writing embarrassing stories about her family and herself at FunnyIsFamily.com.

Amy Flory has been featured on multiple parenting sites, was named one of Mashable’s 17 Funny Moms on Twitter in 2013, and one of Parenting’s 10 Twitter Handles to Follow in 2015. She is a contributor to the New York Times Bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series, and the wildly popular Big Book of Parenting Tweets series. Amy can be found laughing at the absurdity of parenting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, sharing her famous Crock Pot Thursday recipes on Pinterest, and writing embarrassing stories about her family and herself at FunnyIsFamily.com.

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