The Psychology of Your Child's Halloween Costume

By Dr. Michael Oberschneider

Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children. The meaning of Halloween runs deep in our culture its a time to celebrate, a time for treats, a time for being spooky or silly, a time for costumes, and its a time to enjoy family and friends. When we think back to some of our fondest childhood memories, most of us have at least one or two Halloween moments.

And what costume your child selects, can say a lot about who he or she is or where they are developmentally.

Gore and the macabre. Many young children are fascinated by monster costumes, but what is the message behind the mask? Perhaps Franksteins monster symbolizes science