Trick-or-Treaters will be out Friday evening. Some areas are observing Halloween festivities a little earlier, some a little later.
It's a good time for everyone to brush up on Halloween safety tips and for drivers to be especially mindful of little ones out there.
Some reminders have also made their way around social media that are worth reviewing.
The child who takes forever to choose one piece of candy might have motor planning issues.
The child who does not say "trick or treat" or "thank you" might be non-verbal or maybe just a little scared.
The child who looks disappointed when looking into your treat bowl may have an allergy or is diabetic.
And the child who isn't wearing a costume might have sensory issues or autism.
Be nice. Be patient. Be accepting.
Maybe even welcome kids to your neighborhood and front door who don't look just like you.
Remember, it's everyone's Halloween, and a special evening for kids. Please help them make special memories that will create their own better Southwest Louisiana.
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