Ucreview – The topic of when to stop trick-or-treating has been a hotly debated topic in my household for weeks now. However, a city in Missouri has finally taken a stance on the matter by establishing an age limit for trick-or-treaters.
Several cities in Virginia, Illinois, and Missouri have implemented age restrictions for trick-or-treating. Ordinances in St. Louis and the City of Ste. Genevieve have set limits on the age of trick-or-treaters. In Ste. Genevieve, for instance, these restrictions are enforced.
Accompanied By An Adult. All person under the age of fourteen (14) who are engaged in trick or treating shall be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult of at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
KUSI reports that in St. Louis, there is a possibility of individuals facing both fines and imprisonment for participating in trick-or-treating once they are over the age of 12. In my opinion, this seems excessive. The reasoning behind this decision is to decrease the likelihood of mischievous behavior. However, I believe that children will inevitably find ways to cause trouble regardless of this measure.
So, is there an age to stop trick-or-treating?
In my opinion, the amount of interest a child has in Halloween varies from kid to kid. For instance, my 10-year-old seems to have lost interest in it, while my soon-to-be 13-year-old still loves it. So, it all boils down to the individual’s preference. However, I strongly believe that as a parent/guardian, it is crucial to accompany your kids during Halloween, regardless of their age. This way, you can ensure that they are safe and not getting into any mischief. Even if you choose to stay in the car, being close by and keeping an eye on them is of utmost importance.
LOOK: How Halloween has changed in the past 100 years
Over the course of the last century, Halloween has undergone some significant changes. From the manner in which we observe the holiday to the costumes we don while trick-or-treating, we have compiled a list of ways this day has evolved. Our rundown includes events, inventions, and trends that have transformed the way Halloween is celebrated. Although many of these customs have faded away, the impact of Halloween’s history can still be seen today, much like the remnants of fake blood on a carpet.
- ‘Charged Lemonade’ From Panera Caused The Death Of A UPenn Student From Jersey City: Lawsuit
- Two Bergen County Men Killed In Teaneck Weekend Crash; Identified