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Hallow Eve

Hallow Eve is upon us! Welcome all of our Imaginary Friends. Hallow Eve or Halloween happens the day before All Saints’ Day in the Catholic Church and many protestant denominations. In the US Halloween is a time for parties and candy.

There are different approaches to helping our children handle their sudden abundance of candy. Some parents carefully dole out the sweets. Others take a more laid back approach. I generally told my children that too much candy at one time could give them a stomachache and then let them decide what to do–only intervening when someone was clearly making themselves sick. I did stress careful brushing of their teeth during this time. I like to think of this as good time to learn about actions and consequences.

Whatever your approach, enjoy the day! As Garfield says–It is his favorite holiday!

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