Should Teens Be Allowed to Trick-Or-Treat? One Teen Moms Answer
One big question remains each year when Halloween comes around: Should Teenagers be allowed to trick-or-treat? Here's this mom's opinion about it.
REMEMBERING THE LAST TIME I WENT TRICK-OR-TREATING AS A TEEN
I am only one mom but I absolutely, positively without any reservations believe that teens should have the opportunity to trick-or-treat just like smaller children do.
We live in a society where children are being forced to grow up way too fast. Playing with baby dolls and GI Joe action figures has gone out the window and cell phones and iPads with TikTok and YouTube have taken over. It's actually very heartbreaking if you think about it.
I remember the very last time I went trick-or-treating as a teen it was my freshman year in high school. It was freezing cold outside and I dressed up as an Angel (naturally of course). We all had the best time and I remember the adults that answered the doors told us how glad they were we were out and about and not getting into trouble.
SOME TOWNS ARE BANNING TRICK OR TREATING
Just in recent years, many towns have adopted laws banning teens from being able to trick-or-treat. They've gone as far as to put fines in place and promise up to six months in jail if arrested. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! The argument of a few of these places: Officials don't want teens out vandalizing the streets.
LET THEM TRICK OR TREAT!
I think it is complete crap that towns would even think of making teens stop. I understand not wanting them to take candy from little kids but guess what buy an extra bag and call it a day. Most of us have tons of candy left over at the end of the night. If it lets these teens be young a bit longer why wouldn't we do it?
Most teens are just going to follow their friends anyway and stop when they do. I remember the last year my older boys went and it was when they were about 14. It broke my heart. My kids are good kids and would never destroy someone else's property.
If they're behaving and having good innocent fun then why would we take that away from them? There isn't a good answer to that question I promise. The only answer is to let them get candy and enjoy the holiday just as much as all the other kids!
Some kids from CBS Kids chimed in on their perspective a few years ago.
I always encourage kids to say THANK YOU by saying YOU'RE WELCOME when I hand them a piece of candy or if they say it first I give them two pieces. Don't be a crabby adult. Let's include all the kids.