Autumn and winter are seasons that are ripe for new experiences. Knowing what to expect ahead of time can make new experiences less stressful for children.
Whether you're visiting friends and family, attending a party, going to a doctor's appointment or visiting a fall festival, role play how things will work.
For example, pretend to go Trick or Treating before the big day. Remind your child that everyone will be wearing costumes. They'll ring the doorbell and say, "Trick or treat!" and thank the person who gave out treats. They'll be more comfortable when the time comes to join the parade of children and spooky sounds.