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

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Give Kids Control

Halloween activities should always give kids a chance to back out and a way to express themselves if things get too scary. “Haunted houses are the worst,” says Dell-Clark. “In a haunted house, a child has no control at all over what’s happening to them.” Instead, introduce young kids to Halloween imagery through cool decorations like dry ice or a creepy cauldron of witches’ brew.