From Olivia, Child's Age 9 - 10/20/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Just wondering how other parents are going to handle Halloween treets. My thinking is to not set limits that night and then hide the stuff and hand it out, one piece at a time, and if lasts until Christmas, so be it. This is probably her last year for trick-or-treating anyway.
Reply from Jules, Child's Age 15 - 11/07/05  - IP#:
Well maybe you shouldn't HIDE the candy -- make a deal with your child. I read on the weekly tips posting that a parent had her children put all of the candy they didn't eat on Halloween night in the hall, and the next day, instead of the candy, there would be a present. The more candy they left out, the better their present was. Their present was also not something sweet but something that promoted a healthy lifestyle. And, heck, I'm fifteen and I went trick-or-treating this year and plan to go next year, too!

Reply from orcy, Child's Age 12 - 10/22/05  - IP#:
your child is 9?? her last year for trick or treating?? are you kidding?? im a 9th grade teacher and most of my students still trick or treat, in fact many seniors still do!

Reply from olivia, Child's Age 9 - 10/21/05  - IP#:
I love that idea!

Reply from Kailyn, Child's Age 7 - 10/20/05  - IP#:
I have the "Great Pumpkin" that comes to my house. The kids eat what they want the night of Halloween then they put the rest of the candy in the hall before they go to bed. I replace the candy with a present (something that encouraged healthy eating and activity) I tell them the more candy they leave the better the present. They love it!!!