Too Old to Celebrate Halloween?
Wow Factory Tips, and Topics for Parents
No matter how old, people still get excited about Halloween. In most cases, children and adults love to put on a costume and parade around their friends. Whether you’re looking to get dressed up for a party or some other celebration, you can be sure the laughs and excitement will keep on coming. But, at what age do you think kids are too old to participate? In this week’s article, we share some valuable insight with you on this controversial topic. Ready, read on if you aren’t too scared!
A Neighborhood Story About Teen Goblins
A few years long ago a parent in our Coconut Creek neighborhood reported seeing a group of teenage boys and girls dressed in costumes. Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and they typical witch and ghost were among these tall teens. There was no problem with wearing this attire, except this parent raised a bit of a stink as one of the girls was smoking a cigarette and another boy was heard using profanity. The parent describes these as pre-teenagers who were just out to cause trouble, and it took away the spirit of Halloween with the exception, it was downright chilling to see the kids acting this way.
If Older Kids Use Manners is it Still an Issue to Trick or Treat?
While this example may seem a bit harsh, some stories circulate this time of year whether to let your teenage kids go out for Halloween with friends. In most cases, the kids do the right thing, acting appropriately. You might even hear the “Trick or Treat” and “Thank You” responses if they’ve been raised with manners.
Help Teens as Halloween is About Building Strong Communities
Besides the friendly older group of ‘trick or treaters,’ there’s plenty of other reasons why Jr. High and High School aged children can allow the evening to be filled with fun for everyone. Halloween is a community event. Carried down through the ages, continuing to be favored by many US citizens, Halloween carries a memorable annual event. That being the case, if you think your children are too old to go out for the evening, perhaps finding essential tasks such as passing out candy or managing the props would be a great way to keep the older kids involved? No matter what the case is, making older children feel they are a part of the festivities is the key.
Now that we’ve covered our perspective on teens and Halloween, what is yours? We’d love to hear from our parents and how they handle these types of situations.
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