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    Polo's lmao!!!

    10 or 11 is perfectly fine, especially being together

    depends more on maturity than age all by itself I think.

    I wouldnt allow my kids to do this by themselves.

    It's london, we've owned this house since 95 and I *know* the area for what it is...... I wouldn't let them out in the dark round here alone on halloween or any other night xxx

    haha polos a pack or singles?

    The mint with the hole?
    Treat-wise a 5.

    I don't know the answer to the age thing SS; yes, the world has gone mad.
    LIke in the car thread, a sensible parent can assess the risks and come to a judgement themself but know-it-alls are
    everywhere.
    IMO you gave your girls exactly the correct amount of freedom and careful instructions.

    Well if your not happy with my choice of sweets, can you bring them back

    Banned

    Personally, I buy my kids their sweets. I'd never send them out begging! :oops:

    Banned

    we dont do trick and treat or anything like that, never have done, although my youngest loves polos and extra strong mints

    the thing is its dark so really although they walk to school together as a responsible adult you should of gone with them - i mean really what were you doing whilst they were gone worrying about them or just watching tv?

    and so what she gave them polos at least they were given something what do you think they should of gotten, you sound really ungrateful when its your kids that have gotten something for nothing.

    And for asking what age is old enough personally I think that trick or treating is for little kids. Once they get to teens there tooo old

    polos!!!!! lmfao! if they walk to school themselves then I dont see the problem tbh-as a parent,its your choice,you know your own kids and how sensible they are.

    tell the interfering old cow to shove her polos where the sun dont shine!

    Don't agree to be honest, as much as you think you know your neighbours............I wouldn't send my kids out unaccompanied to knock on doors, just in case

    how about we ignore the whole thing as its silly

    SOSAGES;6744591

    how about we ignore the whole thing as its silly



    or you can ignore it by not clicking on the thread? :roll:

    The line from the police is- "If they're old enough to go trick or treating on their own, they're too old to go."
    Why would anyone allow their children to go out 'Demanding by menaces' anyway?

    i dont let my kids go out never have done i do answer the door to kids and make bags of stuff up for them but i dont agree with kids going out especially not with an adult but then again thats just my opinion

    Banned

    why should kids go begging, really I don´t understand it.

    http://static.squidoo.com/resize/squidoo_images/-1/draft_lens5663282module49081062photo_1248946805halloween.jpg

    I only ever let mine go to people we knew and accompanied them, i don't personally agree with the halloween thing but wouldn't ever have took the fun away from my kids. When they got old enough to go by themselves they didn't want to anyway. It's a matter of knowing your neighbourhood and giving them firm ground rules. I've never heard of any child being abducted or molested on halloween, oh and polos are rubbish but it's the thought that counts lol

    Exactly, it all comes down to your own situation etc.Half the fun of … Exactly, it all comes down to your own situation etc.Half the fun of Trick or Treating is the excitement of kids being allowed out and knocking on the doors, again like I've said they only walked round a few doors on our VERY quiet crescent, where everyone knows each other, I'm pretty annoyed at that woman's reaction, but hey, the kids had a good time and are now tucking into their sweets,lolKids need independence!!!! How else will they grow?


    That's my thinking as well.
    Obviously it's one heck of a long time since I went out 'Penny for the guy''ing or Christmas carolling, but no-one thought of it as begging - and it was fun and exciting - just kids, no grown ups.
    My own sons used to dress up 'properly' halloweeny and do the rounds in the village where I live now. Times change and so do attitudes but there doesn't seem to me to be any really powerful reason why various people have insisted over the intervening years that children must be accompanied, that they must only do this, that, or the other and all supervised, except that road safety is a lot more of an issue than it used to be and I do see that as a big risk factor. We haven't had one knock on the door tonight - a real shame.

    I'm thinking out loud here really, not making a huge case or trying to conftront anyone.

    Mourning the loss of childhood freedom maybe.

    Tuck in girls!!:-D

    queenlush;6744721

    I only ever let mine go to people we knew and accompanied them, i don't … I only ever let mine go to people we knew and accompanied them, i don't personally agree with the halloween thing but wouldn't ever have took the fun away from my kids. When they got old enough to go by themselves they didn't want to anyway. It's a matter of knowing your neighbourhood and giving them firm ground rules. I've never heard of any child being abducted or molested on halloween, oh and polos are rubbish but it's the thought that counts lol



    a sensible,well balanced comment-are you sure youre on the right forum?:whistling:

    barky;6744745

    a sensible,well balanced comment-are you sure youre on the right … a sensible,well balanced comment-are you sure youre on the right forum?:whistling:



    lol i am flippin normal...maybe i don't belong here :w00t:

    choc1969;6744585

    Don't agree to be honest, as much as you think you know your … Don't agree to be honest, as much as you think you know your neighbours............I wouldn't send my kids out unaccompanied to knock on doors, just in case



    agreed - remember Holly and Jessica - they were 'together'

    guv;6744573

    Personally, I buy my kids their sweets. I'd never send them out begging! … Personally, I buy my kids their sweets. I'd never send them out begging! :oops:




    spot on well said

    why let your kids beg for sweets

    chesso;6744722

    Mourning the loss of childhood freedom maybe.



    sums it up for me :thumbsup:

    i just had an old gypsy woman about 45-50 come round trick or treating on her own with a crappy mask on - gave her a bag of humbugs :thumbsup:

    Charlie Scene;6744888

    i just had an old gypsy woman about 45-50 come round trick or treating on … i just had an old gypsy woman about 45-50 come round trick or treating on her own with a crappy mask on - gave her a bag of humbugs :thumbsup:



    BaH!;-)

    Banned

    foolish.....and so is letting them walk to school unaccompanied


    they are way too young you have no idea who could be around let alone if the neighbours are ok or not



    I lived in a small village where everyone knew everyone....there was a shooting, murder of a child, thefts, etc etc etc.....residents arent the worry...its passers through that are

    xena_morph;6744582

    the thing is its dark so really although they walk to school together as … the thing is its dark so really although they walk to school together as a responsible adult you should of gone with them - i mean really what were you doing whilst they were gone worrying about them or just watching tv? and so what she gave them polos at least they were given something what do you think they should of gotten, you sound really ungrateful when its your kids that have gotten something for nothing.And for asking what age is old enough personally I think that trick or treating is for little kids. Once they get to teens there tooo old




    probably the later.


    if it was only half an hour why didnt you go with them, esp if theyre 9 & 10.. sorry, 'nearly 10 and 11'?

    as for the polos, why are you so bothered!? :?

    starsparkle2311;6744917

    You are NOT normal, how the heck do you get such a high score on … You are NOT normal, how the heck do you get such a high score on Bejewlled Blitz? That's what I'd like to know!!! That game is driving me crazy!!!!



    pure fluke mate lol...my sis in law has got silly score again ...she must cheat :x

    Nikki999;6744932

    as for the polos, why are you so bothered!? :?



    The neighbour had already eaten all the centres:thumbsup:

    transit;6744949

    The neighbour had already eaten all the centres:thumbsup:



    Micooooooo neeed face palmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm lol

    if we all get too paranoid with letting our kids do stuff we are going to rob them of a childhood. Exercise a little caution ...follow them at a distance where they can't see you if you aren't happy about them being out on their own, but let them have a little freedom to be children and develop an independant streak and their own personalitys

    Banned

    my sons are 10 and 5 i always go with them just stay at the gate while they go on to the door
    i also live in a small village but still you never know whats round the corner even the doors they knock on
    are mainly people they know but you never know 100% what goes on behind closed doors
    decorations or not

    and polos better then nothing i would be thinking what a nice thought not omg polos
    kids are grateful for anything

    starsparkle2311;6745004

    I have to disagree, which I suspect is what you are hoping … I have to disagree, which I suspect is what you are hoping for:roll:Letting them walk to school unaccompanied?Are you for real? Their school is less than 5 minutes away from home, most of the kids in this town who attend this school live a good 20 minutes walk away, not to mention the kids who travel to and from the school by bus every day, unaccompanied.There's danger everywhere, if you want to look at life like that, there always has been,still is and always will be shootings, murders, thefts etc. As a parent, what do you do? Cocoon your kids, wrap them up in a bubble of innocence? What happens when they leave the comforts of this and enter the real world as unaccompanied adults?Maybe when you have kids of your own you'll change your views:thumbsup:I'm not really interested either way, post away with your reply, if you're looking for an argument tonight, I cba, sorry:)



    tis more dangerous to wrap your kids in cotton wool....they need to be a little street savvy, not to be scared of everyone and everything

    Banned

    starsparkle2311;6745004

    I have to disagree, which I suspect is what you are hoping … I have to disagree, which I suspect is what you are hoping for:roll:Letting them walk to school unaccompanied?Are you for real? Their school is less than 5 minutes away from home, most of the kids in this town who attend this school live a good 20 minutes walk away, not to mention the kids who travel to and from the school by bus every day, unaccompanied.There's danger everywhere, if you want to look at life like that, there always has been,still is and always will be shootings, murders, thefts etc. As a parent, what do you do? Cocoon your kids, wrap them up in a bubble of innocence? What happens when they leave the comforts of this and enter the real world as unaccompanied adults?Maybe when you have kids of your own you'll change your views:thumbsup:I'm not really interested either way, post away with your reply, if you're looking for an argument tonight, I cba, sorry:)





    no....thats my view and others it appears...no arguement but if you think your view is the right one why put a thread up? why ask for others opinions then not take them on board? if you are right do what you want to do and ignore the people that think they are right....but dont look for backup




    as for the polo's be grateful.....no one HAS to give them anything

    transit;6744949

    The neighbour had already eaten all the centres:thumbsup:



    ClarityofMind;6744955

    Micooooooo neeed face palmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm lol



    http://silverssimstuff.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/ike-facepalm.jpg

    Charlie Scene;6745061



    lol!!! that works xxxx

    Banned

    g1bbuk;6744624

    The line from the police is- "If they're old enough to go trick or … The line from the police is- "If they're old enough to go trick or treating on their own, they're too old to go."Why would anyone allow their children to go out 'Demanding by menaces' anyway?



    totally agree

    I love Halloween we have had about 35 kids this year. We always make an effort and make treat cups up for the kids with loads of sweets in and make them look pretty. Lots of young kids came with an older person. Loads of older kids come on there own even had some about 17 lol.

    I don't think the argument is about 'wrapping kids in cotton wool' but more about teaching them values. What sort of lesson does it teach to allow them to knock on a strangers door & threaten to do something nasty (the trick) if they don't hand something over (the treat). Any other time of year thats called 'demanding by menaces'.
    As for older kids doing it, how do you think the elderly living on their own feel when a gang of sixteen year olds turn up on the doorstep demanding treats?

    But the worst thing about it of all, is the fact that it's AMERICAN!!!!! Not a British tradition at all.

    I used to go trick or treating all the time from about aged 10 upwards,

    can remember some snotty 19 year old lad coming to the door and telling us to do 1, so we threw stones at his windows, he came out, we ran, and he caught the slowest of my mates and smacked him in the face :w00t:

    happy times:thumbsup:
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