Parents will need to take extra care in monitoring the amount of candy their children collect — and eat — while out trick-or-treating. Keeping in mind that the walking kids do to collect that candy is a great form of exercise, it’s still a good idea to discuss rules about how much candy will actually be eaten.
One good trick is to treat your kids to a special prize in exchange for some of the candy collected during Halloween. A friend of ours has offered experiences to her kids, like trips to the zoo or to the arcade, in exchange for candy.
Allowing kids to eat a couple of pieces of candy they collected and trade in the rest for a fun trip is a great way to ensure they are getting the most of the Halloween holiday. It’s also an excellent opportunity to bring the family together and teach children that experiences can be more valuable than things.