“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.” ― Graham Greene, Ways Of Escape
Halloween may be very frightening for some, particularly very young, children. I remember when my daughter was about four years old, she would scream, cry and cling to me for dear life when we walked past the Halloween costume store. The images of blood and body parts were too much for her.
Far too often there are reports of death and destruction that feel overwhelming to us as adults. Children, understandably, can become anxious about these events. It is our job as parents to guide them through scary events.