It's funny how we teach our kids not to talk to strangers but at Halloween, they not only talk to strangers, they also take candy and other food from them. I'm not saying this to cause alarm. Neither am I saying that your kids shouldn't go out and participate in the tradition. What I am saying is, don't take for granted that everyone with whom they may interact has the best of intentions.
Some recommend that kids should only eat candy they get that's in a sealed wrapper. That way we know that it couldn't be tainted. Some also highly recommend that if they're given fruit, they should not be eaten at all. Again, I'm not trying to cause alarm but rather, I'm encouraging caution.
We're approaching the holiday season - a festive and joyous time for millions around the world. As we enter this season, let's do so with excitement and anticipation for great things. Let's also be wise about how we keep our families safe at this time.
The Upbeat Dad