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Teens even 13 year olds can get arrested and fined for trick or treating WTF?


Asked by 405mom at 1:18 PM on Oct. 31, 2010 in Holidays

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  • I don't care how old you are, if you show up at my door IN COSTUME, I will give you a treat. I think people need to stop treating teens like they are a plague!  My older daughter is 15 and loves trick or treating, she is respectful and kind to the little ones.  It all depends on how the kids are raised, I've seen grade-schoolers with no manners and the parents don't say anything to them.  Last night instead of Trick or Treat one kid (maybe 8 or 9) rang the bell and then beat on our glass door even though he could see me coming.   Then when I opened the door shouted "Give me candy".  I looked to see if he had an adult and there was mom or grandma or someone smiling at him like he was a little angel!  He was in a group and got his candy last.  If that had been my kid there would be no more trick or treating that year at all.


    Answer by scout_mom at 4:58 PM on Oct. 31, 2010

  • I do not think that anyone should be trick or treating without parental supervision. Boy, times have changed.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 1:19 PM on Oct. 31, 2010

  • Well, my 13 yr old is going trick-or-treating. he decided yesterday to go for one more year. I'll be with him and his 10 yr old brother. Yes, he will be wearing a costume, we have a couple he can pick from. I went thru 8th grade.

    Answer by Shell89 at 2:15 PM on Oct. 31, 2010

  • I don't see a problem with a 13 year old trick or treating. WHY are we forcing our kids to grow up so fast? If my 13 year old decides to go out trick or treating with us tonight, great. I'd rather have them stay more of a child for a little bit longer than just force them to give up all childish things when they turn 13. I'm sorry, at 13 they are still a young kid and should be allowed to enjoy the holidays.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 2:22 PM on Oct. 31, 2010

  • I think that this is a horrible idea. I mean what does that leave for the teens to do?? Drinking, vandalizing, stealing candy, nothing good.

    Answer by LiLJeni at 2:37 PM on Oct. 31, 2010

  • I should add, I do NOT agree with parents letting their kids go out unsupervised, and if the parent is there, I can't stand seeing them tell their kids to get up to the front to make sure they get candy. I have seen that happen before, with kids of all ages. It's ridiculous. Parents just need to learn to have better control over their children sometimes.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 2:24 PM on Oct. 31, 2010

  • i don't really see a problem with teenagers trick or treating. i just think that they need to realize that the smaller kids need to come first. my friends and i went out all through high school

    Answer by SapphireRose85 at 3:01 PM on Oct. 31, 2010

  • 405mom

    Comment by 405mom (original poster) at 1:18 PM on Oct. 31, 2010

  • No tootoo some cities are BANNING teens from trick or treating at all

    Comment by 405mom (original poster) at 1:26 PM on Oct. 31, 2010

  • Truthfully, I hate seeing teenagers trick-or-treating.

    Answer by ballewal at 1:43 PM on Oct. 31, 2010