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Old 10-23-2011, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Da Parish
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My niece has recently moved to Slidell from Virginia and of course she hates it. She misses her friends and compares everything to Virginia. Of course everything in Virginia is better. You know how teens are.

Anyways, I'm not really familiar with Slidell and could use some help. She is home schooled so there hasn't been a whole lot of interaction with other kids her own age. Anyone got any ideas or suggestions on what we can do to put this kid in with a group of her own peers so that she can make a friend?

Oh and does anyone know a neighborhood to take the kids to for trick or treating? They currently are staying with my elderly mother, (until they can find a place of their own), and there isn't any trick or treating to speak of in her neighborhood.
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:11 PM
 
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When my grandkids were in Metairie, trunk-or-treat at churches was the big thing. Does the family have a church they can inquire about?
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Da Parish
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There's a trunk-or-treat at a nearby church on Saturday night, (or was it Sun.?) Either way, Miss Priss stuck her nose in the air and said it wasn't the same. Glad my kid is cooked. Honestly she's a good kid who is having a hard time with the move, divorce and Dad being so far away, (another country). Honestly I'm hoping to find a neighborhood where everyone is simply gaga over Halloween and the houses are decorated within an inch of their little house lives and there are kids running all over the place with bags full of candy. Lol, perhaps I'm hoping for too much?
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:26 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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There's a trunk-or-treat at a nearby church on Saturday night, (or was it Sun.?) Either way, Miss Priss stuck her nose in the air and said it wasn't the same. Glad my kid is cooked. Honestly she's a good kid who is having a hard time with the move, divorce and Dad being so far away, (another country). Honestly I'm hoping to find a neighborhood where everyone is simply gaga over Halloween and the houses are decorated within an inch of their little house lives and there are kids running all over the place with bags full of candy. Lol, perhaps I'm hoping for too much?
I know this will probably sound stupid, but just take her to one of the nicer neighborhoods. People with money are typically very generous during Halloween.... I even saw a study once that indicated that people who lived in two-story houses were significantly more likely to hand out Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.


/trivial statistic mode off.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:27 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I know this will probably sound stupid, but just take her to one of the nicer neighborhoods. People with money are typically very generous during Halloween.... I even saw a study once that indicated that people who lived in two-story houses were significantly more likely to hand out Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.


/trivial statistic mode off.
Also, on a more intuitive note, neighborhoods with a lot of young families (i.e. lots of cookie-cutter suburbia) make a bigger deal out of Halloween than neighborhoods with a lot of singles or elderly.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Da Parish
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I know this will probably sound stupid, but just take her to one of the nicer neighborhoods. People with money are typically very generous during Halloween.... I even saw a study once that indicated that people who lived in two-story houses were significantly more likely to hand out Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.


/trivial statistic mode off.
Ohhh my weak spot, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups! Lol the only problem is that I don't know where the nicer neighborhoods are in Slidell. Now on the Southshore, I wouldn't have a problem, I know where the shee shee pooh pooh neighborhoods are, but the Northshore is like another country to me.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:56 AM
 
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Look on any realtor web site for expensive houses. Note the general areas.
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Da Parish
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Look on any realtor web site for expensive houses. Note the general areas.
Well DUH! Why didn't I think of that? I feel so, well, low IQ. Thanks for the tip Belle; good one!
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:09 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Two things to add:

1. Lakeshore, just to the right after the bridge, is probably the wealthiest neighborhood in Slidell.

2. Before posting this, I ate a miniature peanut butter cup.
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