On Trick-or-Treating

Oh the times I enjoyed as a kid going door to door, further and further away from home, collecting candy and enjoying the time with friends! Too many parents these days are too scared to let their kids go out alone and experience Halloween without mom and dad tagging along (thanks trunk-or-treating for succoring their irrational fears). Don’t be that lame helicopter parent. Let your kids out of the house, at night, on their own or with friends, and have faith that they’ll be just fine, having the time of their lives. If they want to go without you, then cut the cord and let them go! And if they want to stay up all night getting sick on their candy, let them do that too! And that’s today’s two cents.


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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.