TRICK OR TREAT TIPS FOR PARENTS By: Dan Galea

TRICK OR TREAT TIPS FOR PARENTS

1. COSTUMES

Costumes can be a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit, so a lot of people wear them when trick or treating. If you decide to let your children wear a costume make sure you check the costumes for needles, knives, bugs, sharp wood, jagged metal, plastic corners on masks and anything that could possibly cause a paper cut. Also when putting the costume on your child do it as slow as you can and make sure you do it right. 

2. TRICK OR TREATING

Trick or Treating is arguably the best part of Halloween in the kids mind, but for us adults its the worst part. This is the time when some of our neighbours try to poison our kids. Its important to make a list of the people in you neighbourhood who look like potential poisoners. Ask your local grocery store if anyone has bought large amounts of poison lately, if they say yes ask who. Normally they won't tell you who because they don't know the persons name. Sometimes you luck out and they say "your neighbour Gary!". One way to tell if you're getting a bad or poisoned candy is by asking each person at every house straight up "Did you poison this box of raisins?" or even pretend your joking and say "There's no poison in this is there?". Judge the response, if you get bad vibes it surprisingly means nothing is wrong. Its when you feel all is right, that's the one you have to watch out for.

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3. INTERACTING WITH OTHER PEOPLES KIDS.

Other peoples kids are pigs. They have no manners, they smell and most of them are stupid. Its okay for your children to have short meaningless interactions with them, but you must limit the amount of time. If you notice your kid is beginning to become attached, fall on the ground and say you feel like you should go to bed because you're dizzy. You're child will be confused and you will have 5-7 minutes to get home before your child becomes aware that they were duped.

4. CANDY 

Most of the candy your child will get this Halloween will be inedible. 50-90% will be poisoned and the rest will be questionably fine. When you get home from trick or treating, start a fire in you fireplace or backyard. Tell your child that the fire told you which candies were poisoned. Once you have access to the candies try to remember which neighbours gave which candies. Try to remember how you felt at each house. This is the only way to find the poisoned ones. A good move is to just buy your kid a six pack of mars bars and burn it all.

I hope this helped ease your stress and pointed you in the right direction when it comes to "treat"ing Halloween with courtesy and respect and not getting "trick"ed!

Happy Halloween!!

Love Always

DAN GALEA 

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