1) Ask your kids to hand out treats with you or take them trick-or-treating at houses where they will be welcomed, not scared.
2) Avoid challenging kids to “stop being afraid” or making them feel ashamed about their fears.
3) Watch a non-frightening Halloween cartoon special while feasting on special Halloween goodies.
4) Host a Halloween costume party with your kid’s peers instead of taking them to a haunted house.
5) Remember that your goal is to provide them with fun, not fear!