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Should there be an age limit on trick or treating?

Mayor Mark Eckhert of Belleville, Ill., created an ordinance banning high-school teenagers—that is, anyone over the age of 12—from trick-or-treating.
http://shine.yahoo.com/event/momentsofmotherhood/how-old-is-too-old-for-trick-or-treating-2403664/

With a few exceptions such as special needs kids/adults who will never mature beyond childhood, etc; I think it would be a good idea. Last year while taking my 2yr old & 4yr old daughters trick or treating we saw several teenage girls who looked more like nasty, skanky strippers & prostitutes. I was really appalled & disgusted that my children saw that trash (YES I said TRASH). I don't live in the city, nor did we go to the city to trick or treat. We live in a rural area. Even some of the "moms" w/ small kids were dressed like trash; what kind of example does that set? There's a time to dress up in sexy attire, trick or treating w/ kids isn't one of them.

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eblstanford

Asked by eblstanford at 10:30 PM on Oct. 26, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (7)
  • no
    Mom2Just1

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 10:34 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • No there should not be an age limit...I dont think that once you are out of school you should still be going unless you are taking your child but other then that they are still kids let them have fun!
    Shelii

    Answer by Shelii at 10:38 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • I think anyone should be able to trick-or-treat.....it is harmless fun.....many teens love it, why deprive them?
    Anna92464

    Answer by Anna92464 at 10:47 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Ridiculous. No one should be banned from ToTing.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:02 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • no
    bucky77

    Answer by bucky77 at 1:09 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • Well that seems that you have a problem with their common sense not their age. I think if you dress up you get candy
    mom2queenie2004

    Answer by mom2queenie2004 at 10:34 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • I think the 12 year old age is a good idea.
    SweetLuci

    Answer by SweetLuci at 11:44 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

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