Halloween is an exciting night for children, as many plan for weeks what their costumes will be and then go out in the dark to navigate neighborhood streets in search of treats. But when so many children are near cars in the dark, it puts trick-or-treaters at a higher risk of injury or death.
It's October and with it comes cool, crisp mornings and evenings and wonderful days of sunshine and warmth. It also brings falling leaves and Halloween, which means spooky stories of death and destruction. Speaking of that, I received an unsolicited email yesterday asking the question "…
Ah, Halloween: the one time of year when it’s completely appropriate to scare the fecal matter out of loved ones and friends. If your goal is to make sure children can’t sleep at night, a disturbing urban legend is just the ammunition you need.
Especially around Halloween, most of us enjoy a good old-fashioned “it happened to a friend of a friend” urban legend that gives us a bit of a fright. Some of these tales may have even really happened. Well, kind of.