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

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Gauge Your Child’s Mood

Keep an eye open to see if your kid isn’t enjoying her Halloween. A trembling lip and an attempt to fight back tears are obvious red flags, but even a general lack of enthusiasm probably means something is wrong. Ask her how she’s feeling in a private, one-on-one conversation to avoid embarrassing her in front of her friends.