Candy, Candy, Candy!
The problem: For many kids, sweets are the best part of Halloween. But with all those tempting treats, it’s easy for any kid to overdo it. And for some children with learning and attention issues, controlling impulses may be especially difficult, particularly when they’re excited. That means they may be even more likely to eat too many Halloween treats—and feel sick the next day.
What to do: Tell your child ahead of time that he can pick out four or five treats to enjoy on Halloween night. Take what’s left and work with him to set up a plan for the rest. Maybe the Halloween candy can be put into a bowl and used for upcoming desserts. You can also let him trade some treats for tasty but non-sugary alternatives like pizza, or even for toys and stickers.