A Little Food For Thought
Inspired by posts by others, I thought this topic was too good not to post about and share. While traditionally, Halloween is for kids, a new push to not exclude teenagers from participating is becoming prevalent. The public, as well as ourselves, is reminding you, this year, when you see a teenager show up at your door, please be kind. Don't raise your eyebrows, don't say, "don't you think you're a little old", just give them the candy!
See an article on this subject written by the Huffington Post here.
Think About This
Why not? These kids are just trying to hang on to their youth, so why not let them? It's much better than them getting into trouble, going to parties, drinking, and many more bad things I don't even want to go in depth on. There's a whole new different kind of drugs on the streets these days. Also, have you seen some of the costumes for teenage girls these days, YIKES! Here is a little more depth on that from a Facebook Page named Explore Talent.
A Message From A Parent Myself
Listen, as a father of three girls, I know I have to let go and let these kids grow, but as I read these posts, comments, and articles from other parents I can't help but agree. We would love to keep their youth and innocence as long as we can. While this push becomes more and more prevalent in recent years, a poll conducted by today.com shows 73% of 2,000 readers believe a child should stop trick-or-treating between the ages of 12-17.
See more reading on this subject and that statistic at today.com
Proper Etiquette for Home Owners Handing Out Candy
We wanted to finish this blog with a little more to think about as well. Keep in mind, A child who is grabbing more than one piece of candy may have poor motor skills. A child that does not say "Trick-or-Treat" or "Thank You" might be non-verbal. Be kind, be patient, it's everyone's Halloween.