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

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Monitor the Media

You can’t raise kids in a bubble, but you can stay alert to the media gore-fest that makes up a modern Halloween. Even kid-oriented TV networks can show holiday specials that veer into unnerving territory, so proceed with caution. If your kid is set on a frightfully fun movie night, avoid slasher flicks and nab a child-friendly Halloween classic, such as Casper or Hocus Pocus.