Halloween is looming, which means you're probably fearful of your kids' impending sugar highs, rambunctiousness, and wild behavior. Every parent has different rules regarding Halloween candy, but here are five ideas to help you cope with all that sugar and chocolate.
- Set Limitations – Kids need limitations, especially when it comes to candy. You must determine what is right for your family, whether that is throwing it out after Halloween night or allowing them one or two pieces after dinner each evening. Some parents might allow their kids to keep their bags, but only for a week.
- Give It Away – Allow your kids to keep a certain ration, then give the rest away. Take it to your office or gift it to a neighbor, the troops overseas, or your beauty salon.
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- Baked Goods – Use the chocolate to top homemade brownies, shortbread, or cookies.
- Other Treats For Treats – Some parents will exchange a nonsugar treat like a toy or a fun activity for their children's candy. Also, several dentists are involved in a Halloween Candy Buy Back that pays kids $1 per pound of candy they give up.
- Let Them Eat – It may be radical and potentially unheard of, but Halloween is once a year, and kids are kids only once. Allow them this special chance to eat the delicious contents of their trick-or-treat bag.
What is your Halloween candy coping strategy?