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Halloween is a fun holiday for children, but it's easy to forget basic manners when there is so much sugar fueling the excitement. Here are five manners to remember before you go trick-or-treating:
Masked teenagers (or even adults) at the door might seem ridiculous or even intimidating, but try to take it in stride and hand out some treats anyway. After all, Halloween is an occasion for teens to enjoy just as younger kids do. For many teens, it's one of the last vestiges of childhood that they can still participate in. If you're truly nervous, try turning off your lights after 9:00 PM—that should deter Halloween visitors of any age.