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  • When you're all caught up in the excitement of getting your Halloween fancy dress ready, it can be easy to forget that the event may be a little bit strange for tots.

    After all, you spend the rest of the year trying to convince them the bogeyman isn't real, only for a whole host of them to start walking around the neighbourhood once October 31st rolls around!

    Vicki Panaccione from the Better Parenting Institute said you can help your youngster to realise that it's all just a bit of fun by getting him or her more involved.

    For instance, explain how trick or treating works and tell them you can try it

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  • Parents may wish to invest in children's fancy dress if they want their kids to start practising their future careers.

    A new poll by has discovered that most little ones (68 per cent) want to be vets when they grow up, while police officers, football players and firefighters also featured in the top ten.

    However, 58 per cent of parents said their kids are always changing their minds about what they want to be - and the survey also flagged up some very funny answers too.

    Some 43 per cent of those asked - presumably the

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  • Mums with young daughters who like the idea of a ballet fancy dress day out could head to Manchester this summer.

    The Lowry Centre in Salford is to host a major exhibition by the Royal Ballet which will feature costumes worn during famous productions, as well as sets designed by Picasso.

    There will also be unseen paintings by LS Lowry, who was known for being a fan of ballet.

    It is to be a retrospective exhibition celebrating the history and future of the Royal Ballet in View Post