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Depending on the ages of your children and your own schedule for the evening, you may not be accompanying them on the street. Kids often don’t want parents along anyway, but there should be sufficient mature leadership in the group. Older siblings often fit the bill and are already accustomed to looking out for the younger ones.
If you’re not going to be present, it’s even more critical for you to go over the information in this guide with your children and with those who will be leading them on the adventure.
Use the Buddy System
The larger the group, the easier it is for someone to end up missing. Maybe a youngster waited at the door for the resident to go get more candy, while the rest of the group headed on down the steps to the next house. It’s all too easy for a child to panic and head the wrong direction, giving everyone a huge scare.
With the buddy system, each of the younger children (parents know who needs special attention) is being watched and guarded by someone mature enough to handle the responsibility. “No child left behind” is an excellent motto for Halloween.
Stay in Contact
Each of the leaders of the group should have a cell phone or walkie-talkie for intergroup communications. Messages may be as simple as “Hey, the yellow house is out of candy,” to “Look out for those kids that just passed us. I saw one of them throw a water balloon,” but staying in touch keeps larger groups more cohesive and better able to respond to any adverse situations.
Larger groups can split into smaller units. The one thing that identifies the group is that every member is sticking to the same route and all are looking out for one another.
Don’t Jump Off the Cliff
If someone in the group suggests something squirrely – like throwing eggs or vandalizing a fence – the leaders should shoot the idea down quickly. Since group members normally want to be accepted by their peers, one bad idea can send a whole bunch of teenagers headed down a dangerous path.
That’s why the parents’ choice of leadership is essential. And don’t think age is always synonymous with maturity. Adults can do dumb things too.
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