Halloween can be a horror for parents who are afraid of sugar highs and nightmares. Thankfully, I have a tactic to help!
Trick and Treat
As the leaves begin to turn and the school year goes into full swing, children find their minds filled with thoughts of Halloween. Scary movies, costumes, pumpkin carving and the excitement of receiving candy can leave children feeling overwhelmed. Meanwhile, parents struggle to discover ways to balance what the children want from the holiday and what their parents do not want.
Cavities, canker sores, cold sores, hyperactivity, stomach aches, diarrhea and ghastly behavior for days.
Avoiding this nightmare is as easy as turning “trick-or-treat” into “trick-and-treat.”
Strategy. I say it’s all about strategy.
We parents need to employ our “baddest” tactics to keep our kids from the nutritional nightmare called Halloween.
Here’s my method to reign in the wickedness.
Before the children even get into their costumes and grab their baskets to fill with treats, fill them up with a wholesome feast. The key here is saturated fats. Fill them up with buttery and lardy foods they really enjoy until their stomachs are completely contented!
Fire up the oven, dredge out the lard and butter and stuff your kids to the gills! In fact, this scheme can commence even early in the day.
This is the day to pull out the savory butter-laden soufflés and lamb chops with potatoes turned and roasted in lard…and lots of it. Now that’s a dinner to prepare for a night of indulgence!
And never forget the glass of raw milk. You can turn this into a game: time them drinking their milk, have them count how many gulps it takes to drink it or race them to the bottom of the glass.
I like to use a glass of raw milk and an egg yolk or two with some coconut oil melted and whipped with cinnamon into a Halloween frothy treat. Pour it into a creepy mug and save it for Halloween only.
This meal will be the death of any notion of hunger for treats by the time they get to neighborhood doors.
If you can, enlist the aid of other parents to participate in handing out alternatives to candy. Pencils, stickers and little toys can often be just as exciting for children.
So what happens when they return home with a basket full of contraband?
Have them pick a few favorites and simply draw their attention away from the rest. Maybe play a game or ask them about other costumes they liked. As they grow older, trade little toys or money for the candy they think they need. Because Halloween is directed towards children, truly make it their night. Just without the sweets.
When my kids were little, I told them the Halloween fairy came in the night and took the candy. This tactic has only a 5-year longevity, after which I had to turn to bribery. I traded scary Legos or gave them money for the candy they think they need. Still fun but with a capitalistic twist.
If your children end up eating more candy than anticipated, whether at school or at a Halloween party, Nux vomica 30 is one of the best solutions.
This remedy has a reputation for restoring calm and recovering from gastrointestinal effects. Digestive problems, including constipation and diarrhea, may also occur.
Nux vomica also relieves the fevers and chilliness that can be associated with overindulgence.
When your child develops irritability and other ghastly emotions either from reaching a “sugar high” or right after a “sugar crash,” this remedy serves as a cleanser of emotional turmoil and gets them off to sleep without bad dreams. I find that Nux vomica relieves this problem in no time. However, as I teach my student/clients, once improvement is seen, the remedy should no longer be taken.
With kids running around with pieces of candy, the risk looms of your canine friends getting into trouble eating something they should not. Nux vomica may also be administered to your dog in that case.
Some dogs are sensitive to chocolate and can become extremely ill, so the sooner and more frequently the remedy is administered, the better. If the poisoning is quite severe, then administer every 30 minutes on the way to the vet’s.
Nux vomica is also applicable to other forms of overindulgence, as it stimulates the body`s ability to return to wholeness.
Homeopathy can also assist with the fright factor of the holiday. For some children, fear is captivating, but for those paralyzed by fear of the dark or scary Halloween stories, Stramonium 30 can ease anxious restlessness and dread.
Fear of the dark and angst about monsters are often alleviated by this remedy as well. One dose should be sufficient if the fear is temporary and pertaining to such events.
Half the fun of Halloween is its ghastliness. Take control and make sure it’s wicked in every way except the indulgences.
The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only
and may not be construed as medical advice. The reader is encouraged to make
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