WATCH: Three Ways Parents are Ruining Halloween

Facts don't stop fear.


Happy Halloween! It's that time of year when your neighbors are secretly unwrapping candy, brushing lollipops with poison, and inserting razor blades into Snickers bars! 

Actually, while it may be a holiday tradition to view your neighbors as psychopaths who patiently wait for the one day of the year to kill the local kids, in fact no child has ever been killed by a stranger's poisoned candy. Ever. But facts don't stop fear.

Watch Reason TV's Lenore Skenazy explain the Three Ways Parents are Ruining Halloween above or click below for the full text, downloadable links, and more. Originally published on October 29, 2014.