Knowing what to expect 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 even trick or treating, role play how things will work.
For example, pretend to go Trick or Treating before the big day. Talk to your child about everyone wearing costumes, ringing the doorbell, saying "Trick or treat!", and thanking the person who gave out candy. They'll be more comfortable when the time comes to join the parade of children!