Children would go door to door begging for food or money.
This practice is known as "trick-or-treating". While this may seem like an easy way to get a free meal, it can actually be a great opportunity to teach your kids the value of a good pitch.
Think about it this way:
when your kids go trick-or-treating, they are essentially making a sales pitch. They are trying to convince strangers to give them something for nothing. In order to be successful, they need to be able to make a compelling case for why the person should give them candy.
This is a valuable skill that can be applied in many different situations.
For example, let's say your child wants to buy a new toy. They will need to convince you that they deserve it and that they will take good care of it. Or, let's say your child wants to go to a sleepover at a friend's house. They will need to convince you that they will be responsible and obey your rules while they are away.
In each of these cases, your child will need to make a persuasive argument in order to get what they want.
By teaching them how to do this through trick-or-treating, you will be giving them a valuable skill that they can use throughout their life.
So, this Halloween, instead of just sending your kids out for free candy, take some time to teach them the value of a good pitch. You never know when this skill will come in handy! Happy Halloween!...XOXO🍂🎃👻
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