How do you get rid of Halloween candy?

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Ok. So I'm looking for ways to pry the Halloween candy from my little one's clutches. She has a HUGE sweet tooth!

So far, I've come up with a way to painlessly get about 1/2 of it away from her. I host a Candy Exchange. I offer books and inexpensive trinkets - I set them up like items in a store, and she goes "shopping" using her candy as currency.

Any other ideas out there? I'd like to make it so we end up with just a handful or two when all is said and done.

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Geena - posted on 11/02/2010

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I think the candy exchange is an absolutely adorable way of getting the candy from her. My son is 4 and like most kids crazy about sweets...I just gave him a few pieces of candy to enjoy on halloween when we got home and then i took the whole bag away and said that he could have more the next day if he did good in school. So the agreement is that he could have 1 piece of candy if he eats all his food does good in school and is well behaved at home. It may sound nearly impossible but for me it works. If he doesn't cooperate NO CANDY!

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Sherri - posted on 11/19/2010

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I guess I differ on this one. I allow them to eat all of it. I don't allow any junk in the house of any kind. So Halloween and Easter is the only time of the year they are allowed to have it so I don't mind if they eat it in one day or dole it out and eat it over the course of a few months.

Amalea - posted on 11/18/2010

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what I started this year, bc a friend does this with her boys, is this: I will get something my son has been wanting, such as a new ds game hes been wanting, or a certain toy. And I will make an agreement, I will give him the new item in exchange for all of his candy. After I take all of his candy, I give most of it to a local nursing home, bc they hand out some goodies to the patients. I will however keep a small portion of it, and give him one every once in a while, such as a good test grade, keeping his room clean, etc. Your store idea is great tho! My son has a sweet tooth also, but I found tha tthis year with me controlling the candy, things went very smoothly. Its def something Im going to do again next year!

Michelle - posted on 11/04/2010

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we take it away and store it for the kids they each get a couple of pieces in their lunch each day and then eventually the candy dries up cause mom has sent it off to work with dad.

Melanie - posted on 11/03/2010

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check around.. lots of places are doing candy drives for soldiers. tell your little one that her candy gets to go to a soldier that doesn't get a lot of candy and it would be nice of her to give her candy as a present.

Laura - posted on 11/03/2010

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Ask your little one to make a candy donation to mom or dad's office. Say there isn't anything sweet aroudn at work to help cheer people up. Kids feel good about doing a good thing.

Maureen - posted on 11/02/2010

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My kids school has a candy drive this week. The candy is going to the military local and abroad. Some will be given to charity. I have a son that is allergic to peanuts so we sat down and sorted all the peanut candy out. We also give it to the garbage and recycle pick up people. We keep it around for a week and then I just throw it away.

Angie - posted on 11/02/2010

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My kids get their candy for a week and are given 2 a day. After the week is up, they send it to Dad's work.

Geena - posted on 11/02/2010

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As painful as it's gonna be if you take it all away at the same time the better off it'll be

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