Slate’s Mom and Dad Are Fighting discusses kids, costumes, and trick-or-treating during Halloween.

This Is the Age When Your Kids Should Stop Trick-or-Treating

This Is the Age When Your Kids Should Stop Trick-or-Treating

Slate's parenting podcast.
Oct. 28 2016 9:49 AM

When Should Kids Stop Trick-or-Treating?

Slate’s parenting podcast on the age when most kids stop.

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In the Slate Plus bonus segment of Tuesday’s edition of Mom and Dad Are Fighting, hosts Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois are joined by Laura Anderson to discuss when most kids stop celebrating Halloween, a question Laura explored in Slate’s Normal blog. Do Dan and Allison agree with Laura’s findings? And how should teenagers celebrate Halloween if they’re too old to dress up but too young to drink?

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L.V. Anderson is a former Slate associate editor.

Allison Benedikt is Slate’s executive editor. Follow her on Twitter.

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s human interest and culture departments. He’s the co-author, with Isaac Butler, of The World Only Spins Forward, a history of Angels in America, and is writing a book called How to Be a Family.