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For those handing out candy this year, can you please take into consideration on giving candy to teenagers. Just take a second to think would you rather them being out drinking putting not only their lives in danger, but possibly you and/or your child’s life in danger. Or would you rather them knocking on your door getting candy.

Just think before you turn down candy to one of them I’d rather see my teenager doing this rather than doing something dangerous.

Just because they are 16 does not mean they do not deserve to have a little safe legal fun. Let them enjoy their inner child just a little longer.

Also size does not determined mental age or special needs. You may see a teenager but they can still relate as a younger child.

Be kind!

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  1. I give to anyone who comes dressed up.

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  2. Jenny Galka Jenny Galka says:

    If they are willing to be out and dressed up for it I will hand out candy to anyone. We even give to parents. But I’ve noticed some of the older kids are not dressing up and just expecting candy and have a plan pillow sack

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  3. I give candy with my phone number attached to all the single moms. Jk but it’s a heck of a idea lol

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  4. If they have a costume on, then yeah I will hand out candy to teenagers.

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  5. I love the extremes in these posts. It’s always like “give the teens candy or they could be out MURDERING PEOPLE!!” Really? No in between there?

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  6. This is not the first time this has been posted here, as well as on Edmonton buy and sell. But it’s worth repeating. I also hand out chocolates and candies to everyone who comes to my door, including parents of the little ones 🙂

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  7. I hand out candy to everyone. However, if a teenager shows up at my door sans costume and just holds out his pillow case for candy without saying a word, I make them sing. “I’m a Little Teapot” goes over well.

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  8. Trick or treating any year with my daughter who is now 8 I’ve noticed that the teenagers are very nice and polite! They let her go to the door first and have always said thank you

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  9. So if a 16 year old isn’t out getting candy on Halloween, they are out getting drunk and doing dangerous things?
    So what do we do with them for the other 364 evenings?

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  10. I have no problems with giving teens treats. They are young yet and love candy .. I just dont like the idea that they come to the doors at 9 or past. I put my food down to that.

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  11. I will give anyone candy on Halloween that is dressed up. The only time I’ll be annoyed with it is when I run out of candy and have to go into my “top shelf” candy to keep the treaters happy.

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  12. Meggan Cox Meggan Cox says:

    If you’re wearing a costume and you’re willing to sing a song I haven’t give you extra candy depending on the song or if I get actions. I’ve gotten everything from I’m a Little Teapot to a Halloween rap song

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  13. Amy Ball Amy Ball says:

    As long as you attempt to dress up I am willing to give candy

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  14. I had many of them last year They all had costume and they were so nice polite If they come this year of course I will hand them candy

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  15. I so agree with you. Every year we have about 10 teens come and I always give them a lot.

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  16. My kids love giving out candy, by the time they come home from trick or treating bigger kids come, and we give…I don’t mind….it’s fun for everyone and why exclude teenagers who are still kids at heart?! One day my littles will be teenagers and I’d want them to still get candy if they choose to go out on halloween

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  17. We live in a culture where Teens are being forced to grow up way too fast and have to deal with a lot. I say give them all the candy and let them have some fun already.

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  18. Katie Pearse Katie Pearse says:

    Anyone who’s out there getting exercise deserves treats.

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  19. I hand out to everyone that comes

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  20. Shari Heiser Shari Heiser says:

    Do people really turn teens away? I see this every year. I just love having kids show up. Fewer each year. The teens end up getting the bulk of what I have. Their creativity is also fun. One came as Fozzy Bear and another as Fred Flintstone.

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  21. Katie Pearse Katie Pearse says:

    When do children become the enemy? Everyone hates teens because they don’t dress up. Don’t we have bigger things to worry about? Poor kids, I am happy to give you a piece of candy if you want one.

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    • Kids become the enemy the minute they leave the vagina. Lol. When they’re inside, they’re a blessing. When they’re babies they’re too loud and inconvenient. When they’re toddlers they’re rotten and misbehaved. When they big kids they’re too energetic and have no manners. When they’re teens they’re delinquents that plot to undermine authority and lurk in corners doing Molly and taking selfies. Lol. Basically until they magically become adults and then the kids that come next are exactly the same. Hahahaha

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    • Katie Pearse Katie Pearse says:

      Stephanie Tooke well said!!!!! Love you!

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  22. Thank you ! Awesome idea. Yes. I agree totally

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  23. Anyone who knocks on my door in a costume will receive candy from me. No age limit.

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  24. Mara Cakes Mara Cakes says:

    Good point….but they’ll have to dress up because most of the teens I’ve seen at my door, can’t even manage that. I may reconsider my no teens rule….

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  25. Alexis Musik Alexis Musik says:

    Give them candy and lighten up ffs

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  26. My teens still go out, they do so with me and their siblings. It’s one day a year they can simply be kids again and forget about the stresses of growing up. This year again my teens will be out with me and younger sibling and again they will have a good time. Over the years there has been the random house that refused to give to kids they thought too old, including my then 11 yr old because he was too tall to just be a kid according to one house. But the vast majority of houses have been great and gave them candy just like they gave to the youngest.

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  27. Eddy Lewin Eddy Lewin says:

    Halloween trick or treating is for children. Teens can do something else. If they do show up I make them sing or they get sent away.

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  28. I agree but they need some kind of costume on

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  29. I hand out candy to all who come to my door, if they are not in costume I make them sing, never had a problem

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  30. Lori Lynn Lori Lynn says:

    (I also posted this above under a reply in which people were talking about making them sing or dance especially if they don’t put an effort to wear a costume)
    My reply…
    Make them do a song or dance? They’re not monkeys. lol If you’re giving out candy anyways, what is it hurt to give some to anyone regardless of age or costume? Why embarrass them and make them have to sing a degrading teapot song for it?? You don’t know what their home life is like or if they’re shy, have anxiety are bullied etc.. Besides, It takes “effort” to walk around in the cold and nervously go up to strangers homes asking for candy (regardless of a costume or not). If someone asked me to sing, I always said no thank you and walked away.

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  31. I give out candy to anyone that dresses up.

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  32. Brian Booth Brian Booth says:

    Yeah and if you see me trick or treating can I have some candy too please? I could be at home sleeping on my couch instead but the promise of candy helps me stay active and get out there. Don’t disappoint me please.

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  33. Rowena Eger Rowena Eger says:

    I’ll give candy to anyone with enough balls to put on a costume and knock on strangers doors!!!

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  34. Laura Hunt Laura Hunt says:

    I always do. Just not the ones that show up at 11 with no costumes.

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  35. Teenagers are still be kids I would see them out getting candy than getting into trouble.

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  36. I feel as if someone put the thought and/or effort to dress up and get in the spirit, they deserve candy!

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  37. Teenagers are children in my books.

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  38. I always give to teenagers! They’re kids, too!

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  39. I remember exactly what my friends and I did AFTER trick or treating, we headed to a or many house parties.

    Teens are going to want to party on Halloween guys.

    I say:
    If they are dressed up and are polite, give em candy.

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  40. Seeing the majority of people on this post being pro-teenager trick or treaters warms my heart. We get so few kids every year, I’d love to see more people getting into the spirit.

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  41. Anyone not dressed up,I have makeup at my door.you will get a little heart or lip print on your cheek LOL Than a candy <3

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  42. Ryan Mclean Ryan Mclean says:

    If they’re wearing a costume who cares

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  43. If your in a costume why not!

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  44. I just don’t understand why some people have such an issue with teens trick or treating? What’s the big deal really? Let them enjoy being a kid..they aren’t adults yet.

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