Halloween is right around the corner and we have gotten a ton of emails with Halloween OPPs. What better way to get all the answers you’re looking for than Speed Therapy!
Yi! My 16-year-old daughter and two of her friends decided to dress up as fairy tale characters for Halloween this year. My daughter is supposed to be dressing as Little Red Riding Hood, and her friends are dressing as Little Bo Peep and Little Miss Muffett. I thought this was an adorable idea, so I okayed it sight unseen. The girls went to a costume shop and bought their outfits with their own money. Last night I told my daughter to try the costume on so I could see how cute it was, and I was absolutely shocked. The costume is an adult version of Little Red Riding Hood, and way too risque for a teenager to wear! I told her she couldn't wear it, and we had a major blow-out. She feels that because I gave her my approval before she bought it, she spent her own money on it, and that her friends' moms don't have a problem with the amount of skin being shown, that I am being way too overprotective. Is this really how teenage girls dress for Halloween nowadays? Am I being too strict? Have you ever told your teenage daughter that her costume was inappropriate and she couldn't wear it? Please help. I don't know what to do and Halloween is right around the corner.
Slacker reminds everyone that this is a predatory holiday. The local law enforcement is warning everyone to proceed with caution. Slacker thinks that teenage boys today are lucky, because if you just brush against a girl dressed "inappropriate" they'll get more action then he got at that age. This is the time of year that you have to ask yourself...Do you just your child? Have you done your job as a parent up to this point?
Steve doesn't think 16 is too young for risque costumes. Just because you dress risque doesn't mean you act risque! They could be dressed as Little Bo Peep and act more risque than the one scantily clad and who isn't a social butterfly!
Here's a few more letters we read...
Yi guys. I'm having an issue with my 5 year-old son. For Halloween, he wants to dress as a 'Genie.' I've told him that boys wear boys costumes and girls wear girls costumes. He says he doesn't care, he wants to be a Genie. I don't know what to do. Should I let him dress as a Genie? He could get bullied.
At what age should children stop Trick or Treating? I'm a single mother of three children, ages 8, 15 and 18. My two oldest want to go Trick or Treating. My sister's teenage kids have NO interest in it. I thought the cut off age was 11 or 12. Should I allow my teens to go Trick or Treating?
My 11-year-old daughter recently informed me that she, and three of her friends are planning to trick-or-treat together around our neighborhood. I asked her which parent was going with them, and she promptly told me that she is old enough to go by herself and all her friends are going without any parents. Is 11 old enough to go trick-or-treating without adult supervision? They plan on going out from 5 until 8. Should I be nervous or am I over-reacting?
I'm amazed at how many events I have taken my daughter to in her costume in the last couple of days. Fitrst the Zoo, then the local high school, her kindergarten field trip and finally Halloween itself. It's kind of out of control!
What Halloween dilemma do you have?
The other dilemma I have is I was invited to a party and I had to play a gig instead. The problem was the gig was the perfect location for all the friends I have at my internship. Nice and close to most everybody's houses and not all the way across town. The party was put on by the radio station and none of the people who I invited to the gig could make it because they were going to the party...That sucked!!!
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