Halloween…for all

“With Halloween upon us, please keep in mind that 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 or Autism. Be nice. Be patient. It’s everyone’s Halloween!” ~author unknown

 

3 thoughts on “Halloween…for all

  1. Peter S

    Halloween can be overwhelming for a lot of kids. It’s cold, dark, they’re wearing funny clothes, knocking on people’s doors, talking to strangers. It must be a little scary for a lot of the younger kids.

    I learned pretty quick not to ask most kids under say age 6 ‘What are you wearing” , they are usually just so overwhelmed by the whole thing, or too tired, or cold, or just want to go home that they don’t know what to say. ‘Here you go!’ is all I usually I say.

    My own 3 year old son gets asked all sorts of questions by well meaning people, which just makes him more nervous. It was back home after two houses for us tonight!

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  2. latebloomershow

    I so agree! I don’t like to eat candy and don’t like to hand out GMO-laden corporation-produced candy treats, but, it seems anti-tradition to fight the flow, so I do it. Last night, friends of my next-door neighbor came by with their daughter, in wheelchair, who can’t speak, and has no fine motor skills, but, she got a thrill about getting a piece of candy (her dad guided her hand), and my heart went out to such a dear, sweet, innocent human. Her mom is effervescent, beautiful and happy and I am amazed by her, and the love she shows for her daughter is clear in every glance. Thank God for the caregivers. – Kaye

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