Have a Happy, Healthy Halloween!

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candy and adhdIt’s that time of year. Every parent is on a full-speed-ahead journey headed directly to fun size chocolates, lollipops, bubble gum and chewy candy of all shapes and sizes.

But does it have to be that way? Creative parents everywhere have shared all kinds of fabulous ideas to counteract an incredible influx of sugar. Some of these ideas are plain EVIL.

Bwhahahahah!! Maybe that’s why I love them! Take a look:

1. Hand out candy your kids don’t like.

2. Trade it in for money – or take to a dentist.

3. Let them gorge one night, then have only two pieces a day, and toss it out if they cheat. Which they always did at Kayla’s house. (Except I have it on good authority that she stashed the chocolate for herself.)

4. Send it to a soldier or sailor.

5. Balance their diets by making sure their ‘healthy’ food isn’t sugary too. Breakfast cereal, yogurt, salad dressing, fruit juice, sweet and sour chicken from the local Chinese restaurant, etc.

6. Use some and bake treats to give away at Christmas. (Like those luscious peanut butter cookies that have a Hershey’s Kiss pressed into a warm baked cookie.)

7. Make them buy it with exercise.

8. Have a healthy Halloween party. Do a Google Image search for ‘healthy Halloween party”. You’ll be amazed at the fun stuff there!

Healthy Halloween doesn’t have to be an oxymoron like jumbo shrimp or non-working mother.

With a few prudent measures in place, you can help your children sidestep a cascade of candy, at least until Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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