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There is no shortage of costumes to purchase in our local department or online. However, using your imagination to create your DIY Halloween costume not only engages you and your little one's imagination but can also help you be a little more green this Halloween.
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Halloween is a very special holiday in Canada, it's the one time of the year where communities really connect! Children go door to door trick or treating dressed up as their favourite characters and neighbours open their homes give out candy and treats to the local ghouls and goblins. But there are a few rules of the road for trick or treaters. Here are my tips for parents to help their little ghouls and goblins trick-or-treat tactfully.
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Here are a few easy things you can do to help make Halloween friendlier for kids of all abilities.
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A couple of families want to ease the trick-or-treating curfew and extend the age to about 16.
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Without sacrificing the fun!
Keep Halloween safe for everyone!
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Parenting expert Alyson Schafer offers her best advice.
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Parents often think of adolescence as a time of simply putting up with the annoying and irresponsible behaviours of youth. From that perspective, it would be easy to roll our eyes and assume the tall...
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How early is too early to head out? Alyson Schafer provides some Halloween etiquette.
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Condo and apartment dwellers, take note!
So when the traditional North American holidays roll around, don't expect me to sanitize them. I don't expect my brother-in-law to dial down Hannukah thinking I'd find it offensive. I don't expect my mayor to skip Eid because I don't celebrate it. I look forward to the Chinese New Year parade and so do my kids. They shouldn't stop it because I'm not Chinese.
It's fair to say that many teens love getting something for nothing. Free candy? It fits the bill. And every October 31, they fail to disappoint, showing up at the door, thrusting a bag in the direction of unwitting participants, sometimes without even uttering the agreed request -- sometimes, the words "Trick or Treat" aren't even mentioned.
Growing up, there was nothing more satisfying than opening your trick or treating pillow case to find piles and piles of chocolate bars, classic candies and even bags of chips. But often, buried deep...
Halloween produces more boos, eeks, screeches and ding dongs than we should tolerate. In an attempt to make sure our kids don't hate us, and our neighbours, family and friends don't ridicule us, this list provides useful suggestions and inspires others to have a less scary Halloween (since, boycotting the holiday altogether is a little ambitious and un-spirited -- for this year anyway).