New York, NY, October 30, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Halloween is a favorite childhood holiday. It is the time of year where make-believe and imagination come to life. The highlight of the night for the majority of children is trick-or-treating: going from door to door asking neighbors the same enduring question, "Trick or treat?"
While this is a time of fun and, more importantly, candy, it is important that parents take the time to educate their children on simple Halloween rules and tips that will keep them alert and safe. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, a surprising fourteen percent of parents have never gone over Halloween safety with their children and only thirty-five percent go over safety every year. Before you leave your house this year, make sure you remind your children of the following safety tips, to ensure a successful and incident-free Halloween.
Firstly, help your children choose costumes that are easily visible at night, avoiding dark solid colors that are hard to see. If an alternative is not available, be sure to make use of flashlights and reflective tape or glow sticks to make sure children are visible to nighttime drivers and cyclists. Opt for facial paint instead of masks that can restrict your child's vision or breathing. Plan your family's route ahead of time to avoid dangerous areas like construction sites and roads near highways. Also, be sure your kids have a good meal before your outing to prevent them from snacking on candy before it's been checked by an adult.
"Halloween is one of the most fun-filled nights of the year for many people. That is why being safe and courteous helps everyone enjoy the night. Parents should always walk with children during trick-or-treating, and make sure that children are respectful of their neighbors' property and homes," said Jacqueline Delmont, founder of Delmont Medical Care.
Dr. Jacqueline Delmont is a board certified internist who has built a career serving low-income and underprivileged patients across Long Island and Queens. Dr. Delmont's medical team works closely with minority-led not-for-profit organizations. Dr. Jacqueline Delmont has established herself as a prolific lecturer and speaker, sharing her insights on a wide variety of health-related, women-related and community issues.
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