Keep your kids safe this Halloween

Accompany young children on their Halloween rounds.

Accompany young children on their Halloween rounds.

When you take your young ghosts and goblins out trick-or-treating, follow some simple tips to keep your Halloween safe and not too scary. Go over the rules and guidelines with your child before leaving the house:

Trick-or-Treat Safety

  • Go out with your young children to supervise
  • Or, allow your child out only with an adult you know and trust
  • Keep kids within your sight
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Driver alert! Children often misjudge traffic

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Children do not perceive danger the way adults do; drivers must take care.

With school resuming around the country, drivers prepare for the unexpected in school zones, near bus stops and past crossing guards. But drivers should also be on the alert wherever they drive that children could be present.

Since 2000, 130 school-age pedestrians have died in school transportation-related crashes. Some of the most common types of pedestrian fatal events involve a child being hit or struck:

  • By a vehicle turning or preparing to turn at an intersection
  • In a mid-block collision where a pedestrian enters the driver’s field of view leaving little or no time to react

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Life insurance: A gift fit for a grandchild

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Life insurance can be an appropriate and thoughtful gift for a child.

When you think about all the things you want to purchase for your grandchild, life insurance would likely be near the bottom of the list. While it may not be the most exotic purchase, by the end of this blog I hope life insurance would be up for consideration. Life Insurance for a child or grandchild offers three important advantages: it’s inexpensive; it provides protection for the unexpected; and certain types of life insurance could help protect your child’s or grandchild’s insurability.
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