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strategies to make halloween fun for fearful kids

strategies to make halloween fun for fearful kids

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Who doesn’t love Halloween? The glowing Jack-O-Lanterns, the mounds of free candy and the dazzling array of costumes are magical for kids and parents alike. But for young children who are afraid of the dark, the menacing costumes, or the boisterous crowds, Halloween can sometimes be too scary. Diane Reynolds, a family therapist in Los Angeles, California for 20 years, helps parents learn effective responses to common childhood worries and offers suggestions for a happy Halloween.

Head-turning and homemade outfits for kids

Head-turning and homemade outfits for kids

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If you’re over all those mass-produced, overpriced children’s Halloween costumes why not opt for a more personal, hand-crafted approach this year? All you need is to assemble some easy-to-find materials at a party or art supply store before the fun, spooky holiday rolls around. We have a feeling these special D.I.Y. costumes will make your kids’ outfits stand out in a roomful of pirates and princesses.

how to spend halloween without trick or treating

how to spend halloween without trick or treating

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Kids go crazy for Halloween. They look forward to trick-or-treating, wearing costumes and the frightening fun every year. But if you’re a mother who has kids too young to trick or treat or who wants to keep candy consumption to a minimum, you have to find ways for them to still be part of the action.

6 Halloween games and activities to play with kids

6 Halloween games and activities to play with kids

6 Halloween games and activities to play with kids

Halloween seems to be more popular every year and children love the dressing up, the ghostly imagery and everything that goes with it. If your child’s birthday falls in October, Halloween is a theme that gives lots of scope for creativity. If you don’t want to join the trick-or-treating crowds in the street, use these ideas for a fun family day or a neighborhood street party. With a bit of imagination, most party games can be adapted to this theme, for instance, pin the w art on the w itch instead of pin the tail on the donkey, or pass the pumpkin instead of pass the parcel. Here are some more ideas.

10 Halloween movies with just the right amount of scares

10 Halloween movies with just the right amount of scares

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Watching scary movies is a fun family activity. But some gruesome images, horrifying creatures and dark themes can be too overwhelming and terrifying for children. As a parent, you’d like your kids to enjoy themselves. But how do you pick which movies to watch on Halloween that will thrill and not cause nightmares?