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Tips to Handle Mysterious Tween Behavior During Halloween

Tips to Handle Mysterious Tween Behavior During Halloween

As children become tweens, they may begin to resist Halloween and trick-or-treating with younger siblings. Middle-schoolers' heightened self-consciousness may cause them to worry about how people perceive them, especially if they are dressed up. A psychology professor shares tips on how parents can handle these behaviors, as well as their tween's fight for independence.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Pound Cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Pound Cake

This festive fall-inspired cake pairs fresh pumpkin with decadent chocolate. Add a simple cinnamon-infused glaze over top and you have a perfect dessert for your next holiday get-together.

Mini Pumpkin Pie Spice Donuts with Maple Glaze

Mini Pumpkin Pie Spice Donuts with Maple Glaze

Add a pinch of pumpkin pie spice to this basic donut recipe to make a fall-flavored treat. For some extra sweetness, top the mini donuts with maple, vanilla, or mocha glaze.

Hub Network is Looking for the Best Halloween Costume from Each State

Hub Network is Looking for the Best Halloween Costume from Each State

Kenan Thompson will host the "Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash," a two-hour Halloween TV special that features a Halloween costume contest, which is judged by a celebrity panel led by Martha Stewart. The nationwide costume contest winner will receive $25,000.

Spooktastic Sibling Halloween Costume Ideas

Spooktastic Sibling Halloween Costume Ideas

Brothers and sisters can keep the Halloween festivities all in the family with these coordinating costume ideas from local moms and retailers. Siblings can team up as crime fighters or step up to the plate as baseball players in costumes that aren't limited to one gender.

Chillingly Creative Drinks for Halloween

Chillingly Creative Drinks for Halloween

If you're planning a monster bash this Halloween, brew up some Spooky Smoothies and Monster Mash Mudslides. These non-alcoholic drinks are so delicious, they'll spook the taste buds of every little ghost, witch, and goblin at your party.

Make a Boo-tiful DIY Ghost Costume and No-Sew Tutu

Make a Boo-tiful DIY Ghost Costume and No-Sew Tutu

Follow this easy step-by-step guide for a DIY toddler Halloween costume. A no-sew tulle tutu and a sweatshirt with iron-on appliqu├ęs will ensure your child is both festive and warm in her ghost outfit.

Tower of Horror Treats for Halloween

Tower of Horror Treats for Halloween

This "tower of horror" is full of treats and makes for a perfectly spooky (and delicious) dessert table at your Halloween party. Get the recipes for skull and crossbones cakes, jolly jack-o-lantern cookies, and spirited pumpkin cake pops.

Baked Apples with Pumpkin Seeds

Baked Apples with Pumpkin Seeds

This recipe for baked apples features crunchy pumpkin seeds and warm notes of honey, cinnamon, and orange zest. Add some dried cranberries, and you have the perfect dessert for fall. It's also an easy dessert for a crowd, as it can be served warm or cold.

Pumpkin Seed and Panko-Crusted Chicken

Pumpkin Seed and Panko-Crusted Chicken

This easy recipe for chicken breasts crusted in panko and whole pumpkin seeds makes a great family dinner in the fall. You can also try this recipe with your favorite fish filet in place of the chicken.

Make Your Own Halloween Monsters Out of Clay

Make Your Own Halloween Monsters Out of Clay

Modeling Clay: Spooky Characters provides step-by-step instructions for the perfect do-it-yourself Halloween Decorations. Whether you're looking for a Halloween party game or an arts and crafts activity, this book has you covered.

Scary Stories Can Help Prepare Kids For Real World

Scary Stories Can Help Prepare Kids For Real World

With it's ghost and ghouls, goblins and witches, Halloween can be scary for kids. But experts say facing childhood fears, even through ghost stories, can help kids prepare for life.

FunBites Makes Mealtime Easier with Freaky Fun

FunBites Makes Mealtime Easier with Freaky Fun

FunBites is an easy kitchen tool that cuts sandwiches, fruit, and more into fun shapes for toddlers and kids. Assemble the pieces into holiday-themed masterpieces your kids will love to admire and eat.

Sweet Tips for a Healthier Halloween

Sweet Tips for a Healthier Halloween

Dr. Dyan Hes, pediatrician and childhood obesity expert, reveals how parents can encourage their kids to be healthy this Halloween.

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in New Jersey

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in New Jersey

Find out where to go pumpkin picking in New Jersey this fall. Our guide includes pick-your-own pumpkin farms throughout NJ that, in addition to pumpkin patches, offer bonuses for fall visitors, like corn mazes, hayrides, haunted houses, and harvest festivals.

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in Rockland County NY

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in Rockland County NY

These two pick-your-own farms in Rockland County, New York, offer visitors the full fall experience, complete with pumpkin and apple picking. Tramp through the pumpkin patch with your little ones, then enjoy seasonal activities like hayrides and a haunted house.

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in Fairfield County CT

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in Fairfield County CT

Find out where to go pumpkin picking in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Our guide includes pumpkin patches and farms throughout the area that offer pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall, plus fun autumn activities like hayrides, pumpkin carving, haunted houses for Halloween, corn mazes, and cider pressing.

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms on Long Island

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms on Long Island

Find out where to go pumpkin picking on Long Island. Our guide includes pumpkin patches and farms throughout the area that offer pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall, plus fun autumn activities like hayrides, haunted houses for Halloween, corn mazes, and cider pressing.

Oven-Roasted Butternut Squash With Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Oven-Roasted Butternut Squash With Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

This recipe pairs butternut squash with another fall favorite: pumpkin seeds. After you've carved your pumpkin, toast up the leftover seeds and add them to this delicious side dish that also features kale and dried cranberries.

Tofu Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Tofu Pumpkin Bread Recipe

This recipe for tofu pumpkin bread results in a fragrant loaf loaded with cinnamon and ginger. The secret ingredient is soft tofu, which lowers the saturated fat content but keeps the bread moist.

Take Pumpkin Carving Lessons Among Dinos at Field Station

Take Pumpkin Carving Lessons Among Dinos at Field Station

Learn how to carve a pumpkin for free with expert Robert Carr at Field Station: Dinosaurs in New Jersey and create a spooktacular jack-o-lantern to display at home this Halloween.

Test Your Halloween Knowledge: Top 10 Facts and Figures

Test Your Halloween Knowledge: Top 10 Facts and Figures

Looking for some trivia for a game around at your Halloween party? Or maybe you're just curious and want to know more about the day of dress up and trick-or-treating. Delta Dental presents the top 10 facts about Halloween.

Plan a Fun Halloween in Any Weather

Plan a Fun Halloween in Any Weather

Plan a fun Halloween in any type of weather, whether it's cold, warm, raining, snowing, or your town is experiencing a power outage. Get trick-or-treating and costume tips, plus a guide to fun indoor activities when you can't go outside.

Kids Eat Free on Halloween at These Restaurants

Kids Eat Free on Halloween at These Restaurants

The following eight restaurants are offering free or reduced-price kids' meals on Halloween. The list includes Bob Evans, Chipotle, Old Country Buffet, Outback Steakhouse, Sonic, and Wendy's.

Safe and Fun Pumpkin Decorating with Mr. Potato Head

Safe and Fun Pumpkin Decorating with Mr. Potato Head

Safety and fun are key with this Mr. Potato Head pumpkin decorating kit that takes sharp blades out of the equation and puts all of the fun into Halloween decorating with the whole family.




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