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Sure they can. It depends on how the parents raise them and their level of interactivity with the subject. My older daughter was about 2 or 3 when I started telling her my own recollection of the story of the predator. Yes, that Schwarzenegger film. Because she saw a painting of it in the trees in a mural I painted in her room and asked about it. From that ...


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I don't even watch R-rated films myself, because I don't like how they make me feel, and I won't let my son watch PG-13 films until he turns 13, which will be in a few months. Nevertheless, he gets seriously into the characters of movies he has never watched, and is not even aware of the basic plot. He is constantly asking for toys from those movies. I'm ...


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I offer toys to kids based on their and my personal preferences (not backed by research studies). Just like any other toys, Alien-based toys can be suitable for healthy playing for some 8-14-year-old children and not suitable for others. The short answer is "it depends" on the child. Fictional material with high levels of gore and violence is ...


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Having a "comfort ritual" might help her. Turn the light on, find a good, engaging book, play some soothing music, eat something as you read. I used to have terrible nightmares and it would take me a while, sometimes hours, to pull my head out of them. I also discovered that writing about what I was feeling helped to get the negative emotions out. I used ...


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