Top 8 Reasons Halloween Is Hell on a Helicopter Parent

Ah, Halloween ... the holiday where we throw conventional wisdom out the window and encourage our kids to wander the streets at night and take candy from strangers. Gotta love it!

Unless you’re a helicopter parent, of course. Then Halloween is probably your living nightmare.

Here are the top eight reasons Halloween is hell on helicopter parents.

Do you worry about weird things on Halloween?


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salle... salledelstein

For some parents the scariest part of Halloween is the prospect of all the candy their children will consume once they've brought home their haul. Chill.

It may be hard to swallow but once upon a time candy was not the unhealthy villain it is viewed as today but part of "essential nutrients."Candy was good  wholesome food- nutritionists called it a miracle food as important to the body as coal or oil is to the furnace.and conscientious moms made sure Americas youngsters had adequate supplies of this energy producing treat.See  when candy was dandy

Lane-... Lane-Moja

Coca-cola also originally had coccaine as it's main ingredient. Hmmm they should go back to original design then?

Having a piece of candy doesn't hurt. Allowing your child to eat a bag- that's just bad parenting.

nonmember avatar kna

Oh goodness.its one night, dont want your kids to have candy dont take.them out. And control the candy intake.

nonmember avatar NoWay

Allowing your kid to gorge on candy once in a great while is not bad parenting. It's letting your kid be a kid. It's not like we let their kids do this on a daily basis. I even let my kids drink soda once in a while. And we had ice cream for dinner last night because our local ice cream stand is open this week for Halloween. Better lock me up for bad parenting...

Austi... Austinsmommy12

^^ Ooooooh you're going straight to hell for that one. Ice cream for dinner AND you let them occasionally have soda? Scandalous! Sanctimommies judge away!

nonmember avatar NoWay

I know, Austinsmommy12 ... I cant' believe I actually went and admitted that ... the shame! :-P LOL

nonmember avatar Jill

Parents should either take their kids to trunk or treat in a public place or let the kids go unchaperoned with friends through the neighborhood, collecting candy. Not both. The first one is lame. The second one is fun.

yergi... yergie1985

The only one of these I agree with is cars. I say that because a 2 yo was run over in a town near us last night while out trick or treating. Crazy woman drove right up into a yard and plowed him over. Didn't even know she had done it until she saw people screaming at her to stop her car. So, I'd have to say that's a pretty reasonable fear.

SaphireH SaphireH

hey i had no fights with my 2 on being warm because nothing went over it all went under their costumes, they both had long underwear and warm clothes under their costumes so with 3 layers and then a blanket in our wagon they were good

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