bare with me.
Sue, who loved Halloween as a kid
((((Julie)))), I wish I had more than the hugs to offer.
Julie, you pretty much answered your own question ... We always try to NOT have our kids fall into the same traps or problems we did as kids.
I think it's very natural that we want our kids to share in the happy memories that we did of our childhood, and we want to avoid for them the negative ones ... so we probably go overboard each way.
Sometimes I think about talking to him about these things but then I second guess myself and then turn back thinking that I am just putting too much spotlight on the whole situation with him.
I'm glad it all worked out for your kids. Sounds like your son ended up with the right friend for the occasion!
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With regard to Halloween, here is something to think about. Some children never outgrow it but some do. Children may sometimes feel they "need" to go trick or treating because it is something mom/dad finds exciting for them and they don't want to disappoint. Others may make excuses not to go because it's easier for them. Either way, sometimes it's what the kids don't say is what needs to be heard. Try talking to you child without concentrating on Halloween. It might be something as simple your child growing up faster than even they realize. Have faith.
Welcome! I guess by your name that you have boy/girl twins? How old are they? I have 11yo boy/girl twins, Sam and Rachel, in 6th grade.
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He sure did and he also spent the weekend with him.