LIFESTYLE

Is Your Child too Old for Halloween? How to Tell

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 31:  A young boy poses in costume before trick or treating on Halloween Day in North Bondi on October 31, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. Halloween, also known as Hallowe'en and shortened from its original form of All Hallows' Even, is internationally celebrated on October 31 and originates from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which was a celebration recognising the end of the harvest in Gaelic culture.  (Photo by Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 31: A young boy poses in costume before trick or treating on Halloween Day in North Bondi on October 31, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. Halloween, also known as Hallowe'en and shortened from its original form of All Hallows' Even, is internationally celebrated on October 31 and originates from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which was a celebration recognising the end of the harvest in Gaelic culture. (Photo by Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images)  (2008 Getty Images)

As someone who isn’t happy to give out candy to greedy teenagers in last-minute costumes on Halloween, I’ve sometimes wished for a solution.  I could always turn the youths away, but this often leads to property damage. If you’ve ever had your house toilet-papered or your vehicles egged then, like me, you may decide that a mini-chocolate bar is a worthy investment to prevent it from happening again.

In my experience, usually after age ten, you will start to wonder when you should no longer let your child trick-or-treat. However few kids are going to tell you they’re too old. Who wants to turn down an opportunity for free candy? It’s going to have to be a judgment call on your part. Here are 10 indicators that will help you decide before Halloween.

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