Health Watch -- The Spooky Season: Halloween Fears
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Dr. Pete Stavinoha, a child psychologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center, says some children may not be able to trust that everything that seems scary will actually turn out okay. If a child is afraid of trick-or-treating or other Halloween activities, don't push. It could turn into a true panic situation. You can make trick-or-treating less scary by going along with your child or going out before dark. Or you can find an alternative to trick-or-treating, like a party or movie night at home.
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