Trick-or-treat needn't become civil war with your kids, neither must you force them to stalwartly abstain from joy. Instead, let's shift perspective and make Halloween fun rather than just a candy-drenched fiesta.
A lot of stores will sell candy for deep discounts on Nov. 1. Resist the urge to stock up! How do you plan on keeping the sugar-intake to a moderate level for your kids?
Halloween can be fun and relatively healthy. The key is using moderation and making the best choice of the things available.