7 Tips for a Stress-Free School Night Halloween

Halloween is awesome for kids. It's the first major holiday of the school year, you get to dress up as your favorite superhero, athlete or movie character and you have visions of diving into a pile of candy a la Scrooge McDuck.

For parents, Halloween can seem more like the horror movie with the same name, especially if it falls on a school night. Sure, maybe you're not being slowly stalked by Michael Meyers, but between the kids' excessive enthusiasm, sugar highs and subsequent crashes, a little piece of your sanity can die with every All Hallows' Eve.

But if you follow these simple tips, you can make this year's Halloween manageable and even work in some positive life lessons for your kids.

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Scott Brown

Scott Brown is a senior content editor for Active.com. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Electronic News before working for FC Dallas of Major League Soccer for four years. Scott enjoys kayaking, reading and playing with his three dogs. You can follow him on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

Scott Brown is a senior content editor for Active.com. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Electronic News before working for FC Dallas of Major League Soccer for four years. Scott enjoys kayaking, reading and playing with his three dogs. You can follow him on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

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