My 3 year old love to watch scary movies...

Amber - posted on 09/06/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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We turn something on and once I see it's to much for her I turn it and once I do that she starts throwing a tamper and says she wants to watch it so I put it back on and now she loves to watch scary movies... Is this normal cause I love to watch them too

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Sherri - posted on 09/06/2009

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my son like to watch them too. I use to think that something was wrong with that too. He never has nightmares, so if your little one does not have nightmares after that then i wouldn't worry. Make sure that you explain the the little one that it is not real it is fake and just for tv.

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Evelyn - posted on 09/01/2014

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So you think its fine to let a child of this age watch a violent, gore filled movie but its wrong of them to play a video game that contains similar content where there is blood flying and body parts going here and there while someone kills people with a gun, knife, or sword? I think that children of this age need to be monitered a lot more than that. And you can not tell me that these movies do not affect the kids and that video games do more damage. Subjecting your child at the ages of 3 to shows filled with this kind of violence is detrimental to them in many ways not only being scared but to them it could be real. Their little minds do not yet know the difference of fake and real. To them everything is real. You can tell them 100 times its fake but they won't really understand the concept until much older. My kids were not allowed to watch horror flicks until they got to their teen years and I had also screened it. They were not allowed to watch rated R flicks until teen years and only unless I had seen it first or knew what was in the movie and approved them seeing it. My son did not have his own video game system until he was 13 or 14 for the first time. I did not allow certain games even Halo until he was a couple of years older when HE UNDERSTOOD THAT IT WAS NOT REAL BUT THAT IN REAL LIFE WHEN SOMEONE DIED THEY DID NOT COME BACK TO LIFE UNLIKE A VIDEO GAME OR MOVIE. I can not understand why parents think it is okay for a child to see a movie above a G rating. Its not okay. And as for Sesame Street, they at least are being taught numbers, letters, shapes, colors, and singing songs along with the characters. The cartoons they have these days are atroscious and I agree that they should not see those but there are some that are okay to see. I think you need to rethink letting any child under teen years see a horror flick. Did you also know that those same horror flicks like Nightmare, Friday the 13th, Halloween, and others are also full of sex? Is that okay for your 3 year old to see?

Mariana - posted on 09/01/2014

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My. 3 yr old grandaughter is scared at bedtime and wants the lights on , her sits with her and watch horror films rated r , I'm very upset about this

Whitney - posted on 09/06/2009

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i know, lol. ive got my first on the way, and i think im gonna have to turn her into a bookworm. i just dont trust the media, especially when it comes to my kid!

Whitney - posted on 09/06/2009

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I was watching Pet Semetery and Freddy movies at that age ... I turned out just fine, lol. In my honest opinion, it's better than her wanting to play video games. I think she's old enough to realize it's just a movie. If that weren't the case, I wouldn't a kid watch Sesame Street or a lot of cartoons either.

Sherri - posted on 09/06/2009

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that would be good idea. Maybe watch them when she is taking a nap or when she is sleep. You are welcome..anytime

Amber - posted on 09/06/2009

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She does get scared but she likes to be scared thats why she watches scary movies and thats true she is affected by them so I will have to cut down on what she watches thanks

Sharon - posted on 09/06/2009

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So you think that because your child isn't scared by someone tearing a human limb from limb or gutting them alive and enjoying it - your child isn't affected?

Amie - posted on 09/06/2009

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My husband had the same idea. He had no problems with it even though I did.



Until came the night when there was that one movie that scared the bejebus out of our son. I sure as hell wasn't getting up to soothe him since it wasn't ME that did it to him. My husband got up, calmed him down and ended up having to sleep with him.



Now he understands why I screen everything our kids watch.

Chasity - posted on 09/06/2009

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same here, my 5 year old LOVES horror movies, and so do I. I let him watch, I don't see a problem with it.

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