Why You Secretly Love Scary Clowns and Why You Should Talk To Your Kids

halloweenboobuys_180x180It is a strange sensation to be frightened on purpose.  There is a thrill that comes with the fright.  The thrill of danger and suspense and scare is one reason people all over social media are feeding into the scary clown frenzy across the country.

At least so far, none of these rumors of clowns trying to lure kids into the woods has been proven to be true, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fascinating, right?

While it might be a thrill for you, if you have kids, they may be more on the fright side of the scary equation.  So, how can you make sure your kid knows the trick from the treat?

  1. Answer their questions — and keep the sarcasm to a minimum.  Kids sometimes don’t want to ask questions becuase they don’t want you to think they are stupid.  You need to make sure they know things like the above are not true (no matter what their stupid friends say).
  2. Tell them the truth about REAL dangers.  While scary clowns in the woods aren’t true, there are plenty of dangerous people your kid should be vigilant to avoid.  Talking about scary clowns can open the door to a real and serious conversation about strangers and how to avoid real-life scary situations.  But, your kid has a scare limit.  Make sure you’re talking facts and not intentionally scaring your kid more than necessary.
  3. If you don’t know, admit it.  Sometimes kids feel better knowing you don’t really know everything.  When your kids ask you about ghosts. . .and if you aren’t exactly sure if they exist or not . . . let them know why you are not sure and what you believe and don’t.

Maybe, if big frights aren’t your thing, consider taking the kids to a corn maze this weekend.  Daytime Halloween events can give them just enough spook without a lot of real scare.  Check your local Get My PERKS to see what may be happening in  your area (and don’t forget to use the promo code to the right of this article).


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