Are Kids’ Halloween Costumes Getting Too Adult?


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Are Kids’ Halloween Costumes Getting Too Adult?
by the Child Mind Institute

We want our children to enjoy dressing up and trick-or-treating as much as possible. However, Halloween has become an increasingly adult holiday, and you can see it reflected in the costumes marketed to children. A lot of parents have real concerns about the appropriateness of Halloween costumes, which are more sexualized and violent than in the past. Fortunately, I think it’s possible to help your child pick a creative costume that is still developmentally appropriate. As with many parenting challenges, the secret to success lies is in strong communication and setting clear expectations…more

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