How Old is Too Old to Trick or Treat in Shreveport?
One of the traditions at our house for Halloween every year is for Santa Claus to sit out in the front yard and hand out candy canes to the trick or treaters. We have Christmas carols playing on the porch and for the most part, everyone loves it. Some people take family pictures with Santa and tell us that this "will be their Christmas cards this year!"
There's a new survey just released by the website Brainly, a leading homework platform, that had some interesting findings. One of those include the fact that kids plan to trick or treat at a much older age. 80% of participants plan to celebrate Halloween, which could mean attending a Halloween party or event, with 49% planning to trick or treat.
When asked at what age they plan to stop trick or treating, 46% of students responded 'before the 12th grade.' Yes, I should think so. It's a little disconcerting when a 17 year old comes to the front door with no costume other than a backpack draped around their neck hanging open across their chest and says "Trick or Treat" in a deep, husky voice.
Other findings in the study show that 55% of parents will check their kids Halloween candy for safety reasons. With the news lately concerning rainbow colored fentanyl flooding into the United States, I'm suprised that number is only 55%.
Speaking of Halloween safety, here are some tips from Brainly to help keep your kids safe this Halloween.
Join kids under age 12 for trick-or-treating and keep an open line of communication with your older children throughout the night if you are not with them.
Carry glow sticks or flashlights to be seen better, as well as be seen by drivers.
Check your children’s goods and NEVER eat damaged or opened candy.
Adapt Halloween costumes to minimize injury while waking and enhanced movability.
Clear walkways and hazards on your property to avoid trick-or-treating accidents.
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