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BLOG: This Halloween, Be Understanding

Trick-or-Treating is a wonderful holiday for kids but it may be a stressful night out for others. Keep this in mind while handing out candy!

I posted this last year on my Facebook page and it's been floating around again this year.  It is a WONDERFUL reminder to those giving out candy this year!

With Halloween upon us, please keep in mind, a lot of little people will be visiting your home. Be accepting. The child who is grabbing more than one piece of candy may have poor fine motor skills. The child who takes forever to pick out one piece of candy may have motor planning issues. The child who does not say trick or treat or thank you may be non-verbal. The child who looks disappointed when they see your bowl might have an allergy. The child who isn't wearing a costume at all might have a sensory issue (SPD) or autism. Be nice. Be patient. Its everyone's Halloween!

♥♥♥ Katie

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Nearby October 26, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Great reminders! Now we need to extrapolate these to our relations with the adults we encounter.
Naba Sharif, M.D. October 31, 2012 at 04:49 AM
Great article! Not sure how many Marylanders are going trick-or-treat this year, but here's my column on helping kids with food allergies this Halloween that follows the same theme: http://uppermarlboro.patch.com/articles/halloween-s-tricky-food-allergies. Enjoy :)

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