As an expectant father, I don't know what the heck I'm doing when it comes to parenting . So when I first heard this suggestion for a Halloween trick for a parent to play on his or her kids, I thought it was a fun idea: "Clear out a child's room and tell them they were robbed."
Coincidentally, I came across a similar prank on YouTube that made me rethink my enthusiasm: YouTube: Brother on Christmas unwraps fake XBOX 360 
For more information: Want a Halloween trick that you can play on people coming to your door? Read about artist Jeff Gaither's missing-screen prank.  (Photo: Flickr/kevindooley )