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Fright vs. Fun: 9 Rules for a Kid-Friendly Halloween

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Be Aware of Dark Themes

Coffin-shaped candy and tombstone treats may seem like harmless Halloween fun, but they are still symbols of death and dying. Look at the whole of your child’s life before deciding what to expose to her. Has there been a recent death in the family? Has a pet passed away? You don’t have to discard all these symbols, but keep in mind what they could mean to your child.