Halloween is one of the most highly anticipated holidays for fun festivities, but it might look a little different this year. With any holiday or special event, families have the opportunity to get creative and create new traditions. The most important part about incorporating new traditions or going out for the classic trick-or-treating is communication. Communication is all about inclusion, and it is encouraging to include your children and what expectations you have of them.
Every celebration is entirely dependent on individual families. Offer security and consider the best options for you and your children. If you feel unsafe taking children out for Halloween, try to communicate that with your family and have conversations about the plans to include everyone. No matter what method of celebration you choose, it is important to set expectations and try to model those for your family to ensure a positive experience for everyone involved. Some options are to watch Halloween movies, to participate in classic “trick-or-treating”, go to a “trunk-or-treat” celebration, and have Halloween parties at home or Halloween candy hunts. The point of Halloween is to have fun and to implement ways for children to be interactive.
Halloween can be a very fun experience for everyone, but also keep in mind some of these practices for both trick-or-treating and for handing out candy at home:
Halloween can be a fun experience with healthy communication, setting expectations, and encouragement for good behaviors. This is the time to explore options and be creative in your approach when making decisions for your family. The most important part about Halloween is spending quality time with your family.
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