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IN THE NEWS: Halloween Ideas in a COVID-19 World

Alternatives to Trick-or-Treating

How to Celebrate Halloween in a COVID-19 World


Halloween Ideas in the Midst of a Pandemic

So trick-or-treating is cancelled this year and you’re feeling the stress. Or, it’s on in your part of town, but you’re not comfortable sending your kids out to strangers houses in the midst of a pandemic.

Who wouldn’t worry? That’s what we’re supposed to do as parents, right? Sometimes it’s our job. And it’s never been more of our responsibility to care for our kids than in a time like now.

That said, it’s still stressful thinking about whether to send the kids out or not. And if you’d decided to stay in, there’s the guilt of disappointing the kids.

Fortunately, there are options beyond trick-or-treating. Just because the kids are going to stay in, doesn’t mean it won’t be fun.

In other words: parents – don’t fret.

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Halloween can still be fun for the kiddos, in spite of that big, fat, coronavirus.

I returned to CFRA 580 to chat with Kristy Cameron about trick-or-treating alternatives for children who will be spending Halloween indoors this year.

Trick-or-Treating Alternatives

Here are some things the kids can do:

  1. Indoor Loot Hunt – Just like an Easter egg hunt but with Halloween treats
  2. Virtual Costumer Party/Parade – Zoom can be used for more than work, right?
  3. Scary Movie Night – Pizza and Treats are a Must! Make it a double-feature
  4. Halloween Cooking Party/Bake Off – Who is going to win the spooky prize in your home?

For more details listen to my interview below:

What to do if your teen wants to wear a sexy Halloween costume

Your teen wants to wear a risqué halloween costume. What do you do? It’s that time of the year. Trick-or-treating and costume parties are in the air. Your tween/teen is really excited about it – perhaps too excited. Actually, they’re dressing up in a very sexy and (what you believe to be) highly inappropriate costume.

COVID-19 and Kids – How to cope with the new normal

It sure looks like the novel coronavirus that appeared in 2019 is here to stay. Unfortunately. In this “new normal,” we have had to revisit every aspect of how we live our lives. As parents, there’s a new reality in so many aspects – from school, to playdates, to work and more.

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