Halloween is one of the favorite holidays of all children. Help your child enjoy it.
- First: Young children need you to buy or put together their costume. Try to get it ready in advance. If you attend one Halloween parade or party at school you will have more costume ideas than you can ever use.
- Second: Let your child participate in the fun and excitement of trick or treating. You will want to guide them towards homes of their friends or people you know.
- Third: If you feel uncertain about the safety of your neighborhood, it's okay to check the candy. However, try not to burden your child with these concerns until he goes out alone.
- Fourth: Make a decision about how your child will eat his treats. If he ate a good dinner, how much candy he eats on Halloween night doesn't really matter. Get him to promise you he will not eat any more before breakfast.
In summary, children really look forward to Halloween and trick or treating. With a little planning on your part, it can live up to all of their expectations.
If you have any questions about your child's health, consult your healthcare provider.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. It is provided for educational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information.
Author and Senior Reviewer: Barton D. Schmitt, M.D. FAAP
Last Review: 6/1/2008
Last Revised: 6/1/2000
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