Halloween - how to keep kids from being too frightened

Here at school, some of our classrooms mark the Halloween time period by having harvest-themed celebrations.  We do not celebrate Halloween in school.  Nevertheless, the children are abuzz with talk about trick or treating, parties, movies, costumes, etc.  As Halloween has become big business in our culture, the images that young children are becoming even more confusing.  Some are simple and sweet and age appropriate; others are clearly intended for adults only.  I thought this article
from the Center for Media and Child Health at Harvard Medical School might be helpful for parents
who have asked me how to help their children cope with scary images.

How can I keep my kids from being frightened this Halloween

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