Mention Halloween and what comes to mind? Candy, costumes, and decorations, of course! How about vandalism? It’s probably not the first thing most people think of, but it certainly happens, and, maybe not so surprisingly, quite often on Halloween.
So what can you do to prevent your pumpkin from getting smashed or your car egged? Opinions vary on the effectiveness of certain anti-vandalism tactics, but some may be valuable deterrents. While none are guarantees that ghoulish vandals won’t strike, they may be worth a try.
Finally, telling your kids tales of your own youthful window-soaping or toilet-papering escapades essentially conveys to them that you approve of those kinds of activities. If you haven’t already shared those stories, don’t. If you have, it’s not too late to redirect their thinking. Let your kids know you disapprove of Halloween vandalism, and if they partake, there will be consequences.