Should 10 year olds be watching R rated movies?

My 9 year old just watched the 1st remake of it :woman_shrugging:t2: he wanted to watch it, we told him it’s scary and he persisted. He had 1 nightmare the night we watched it and he was good. As long as the kid isn’t being forced into and it’s not disrupting his sleep/behavior, you need to back off and let dad be dad. You cannot control what happens at his house unless it’s abusive or neglectful.

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You must not have watched scary movies as a kid

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My grand daughter just turned 4 and she’s my horror buddy, we have slumber parties and watch scary movies , and have since she was 18 months old

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Your child’s father has the same right as you to raise the child as the custodial parent sees fit. I guarantee that neither of you are a perfect parent. You will both do stuff that pisses the other parent off. It’s not your business what happens at dads…it’s not dads business what happens at your house as far as TV, video games, electronic time, etc. You picked this man to have a child with. This child didn’t ask for your drama or his fathers drama.

Even though it may be frustrating, you don’t really have control over which movies his dad lets him watch at his house. Personally, I think it’s awesome that they had a movie night and made sure their time together was quality time, being together not just being at his house.
You’ll drive yourself nuts if you fuss over things like that, and what’s worse- you will push your child away from you.

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He watched it with his dad.

Moms always trying to control dads time and make him out to look bad . So petty and predictable. Dad is right, you do need to mind your own business

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Your childs welfare ( at all times, no matter who hes with ) is your business. Period.

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My 4 year olds favorite movie :popcorn::movie_camera:

I don’t know where all of you guys here are from but in Australia an R rated film means it’s for 18+. Showing an R rated movie to a 10 year could be called neglect, abuse and Dad could be in serious trouble if the authorities found out

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:rofl: my now 15 yr old was getting Freddy Kruger children of the corn and even Jaws for his 3/4th birthday. Kid is a horror movie freak like his momma :rofl:

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Dont think so to young , THESE PLENTY OF TIME …:yawning_face::kissing_heart::kissing_heart:

I grew up watching scream, nightmare on elm Street, chucky all from around 5? I love my horror movies. Coungering is actually one of my favourites

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Half of my girls favorite movies are horror movies with Friday the 13th being their favorite. They are 10 and 8. They’ve been watching since they were little. They completely understand that it is a movie. Completely fake and it’s not real. I don’t see the problem unless the child gets scared or has something me sort of issue from watching (can’t sleep, nightmares, etc)

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My 8 and 10 year old saw it :woman_shrugging:t3:

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I am not a fan of scary movies. My 9 year old loves scary things. Some kids can handle it and some can’t. My 9 year has watched stranger things and I wasn’t going to allow it but we watched together.
May I suggest asking his dad if you two can discuss this and come to a compromise. That way you’re not perceived as controlling, but trying to work together for the good of your son. I see both sides

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Definitely overreacting. He watched it with his dad on his dads time. I don’t see the problem :woman_shrugging: My son is about to be 10 and LOVES scary movies and The conjuring is one of them :sweat_smile: he literally had a horror theme birthday last year :rofl:

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The Resident Evil movie my kids wanted to see was rated R. They were 12 & 14, but I took them & they enjoyed it. Honestly I’ve seen worse on my local news

Uumm… I was watching all the Halloween movies, Freddy Krueger… Aliens… By 8. Your child is fine.

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No there is a age appropriate thing that’s why there are ratings

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When your child is in the care of his dad, what they watch is up to dad. You can’t control what they do on dad’s time.

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Honestly, its not [email protected] Some kids just like scary stuff. If your child didn’t like it then chances are, they won’t watch it again. I’m 38 and watch that stuff through my fingers :joy:
I think you need to pick your battles and this isn’t one of them

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My 5 and 8 year old watch all the Freddy, Jason and Michael movies. They love it

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Hes right you do need to mind your business. Its his time with his child.

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Pick your battles girl. This isn’t one

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Oh dear god! Parents with no common sense :roll_eyes:

My kids are 11, 13 and 15. They love scary movies and have since I can remember. He had movie time with his dad…I dont see the issue.

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I started watching scary movies at 5 :woman_shrugging: Now I’m obsessed with them. I honestly don’t see a problem with it

Yes, definitely overreacting. He is 10 not 5. He is with his dad on his dad’s time and his dad doesn’t have to do with him what you would like him to do, it’s his time.

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If he can handle scary movies let him watch them.

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On this one, you really do.
You’re overreacting and just because it’s rated ‘R’ doesn’t make it inappropriate. The Conjuring had nothing that a child who can handle scary movies can’t see.

Now if it was a porno you’re justified in your anger. A scary movie that (to the best of my memory) didn’t even show anything, you’re just overreacting.

depends on the movie. a lot get r ratings just because of cussing. i dont consider that to be a big issue

As long as your kid don’t come running scared in his sleep or have nightmares he should be ok. My daughter tries to watch them, but I don’t let her purely coz she gets scared easily, but my niece and nephews are fine after they watch these things. Which I think is messed up, coz hell I don’t even watch scary movies lol. But I’m also easily scared :scream: :rofl::rofl::rofl:

The movie isn’t even that bad lol. Heck my son is 6 and at age 2 he was watching the walking dead with me. If your kiddo can handle the scary movie then let him watch it. If there were sex scenes then that would be a different story.

I started watching scary movies at 5 if it doesn’t scare him and cause Nightmares I wouldn’t worry about it. Just be glad they had fun. Dad’s right you over stepped

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Depends on the child, some can handle it some can’t and get really scared. I would of waited to see how it effected him first. Like my 10 year old wouldn’t be able to handle it, he would have nightmares for a week. Every child is different. My older two were watching chucky at that age.

I watched IT when I was about 5 years old. I love scary movies! 2 out of my 3 kids love scary movies. We talk about what’s real and what isn’t. They aren’t scared. My oldest doesn’t care for them but she isn’t afraid of them. Split households is hard… if this is something he bonds with his dad over… perhaps that is what is really bothering you?

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He’s right. It’s not your business what he watches with his dad. Pick your battles and this isn’t one.

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My 5 test old favorite movie is greedy vs Jason and had been since she was about 3. You’re never too young to watch great movies. Either way, you can’t dictate what dad does on his time.

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My daughter was watching scary movies by the time she was 5. She’s 12 about to be 13. She loves them. My 5 year old son isn’t allowed to watch them because scary movies scare him. Depends on the child.

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Unless he is scared of movies like that and told you he doesn’t feel comfortable watching them, you shouldn’t get too upset. It’s his time with his dad, also he might like scary movies. Did you ask him how HE felt about it? It’s not always about how you feel about something you don’t like. My kids have been watching r rated movies for years. Unless they have an issue with it, or there is nudity we don’t watch it.

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If you personally let him play any form of violent video game than I agree with dad and you need to stay out of it but if you don’t allow ANY form of violence in your home than obviously it’s a conversation that needs to be had but face to face

Have you ever monitored video games, tik tok, etc most things kids see now days are r rated hell even a trip to Walmart to shop can produce that…be thankful that Dad even wants to spend time with kiddo…while I hate scary movies I allow my kids to watch them not even half as bad as the crap they pick up in school this was not a smart battle to choose dear

If he can handle it why not

I don’t see why not. My kids have gone to R-rated movies or seen them since birth.

My kids are 6 & 4 & they watch horror movies if they want to. If it doesnt scare them then let them enjoy it. Teach them the difference between fake & reality

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I would be annoyed by it I think. Maybe not so much if he is closer to 11 yrs. But, I would prefer something paranormal (ie fake) to slasher movies like Jason….We have enough horrible violent people in this world I dont get how it is entertaining. Its completely disturbing.

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Unless he is putting your child in harms way you have no say in what goes on over there, don’t try to micromanage what your son watches, be happy it’s just a scary movie, it could be worse!

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Mind your business, Mom! And be a million percent thankful dad is involved, because a lot of dads (and even moms) aren’t!

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My son’s favorite movie at 5 was 13 ghosts

My parents let me watch anything I wanted and I didn’t turn out too bad :joy:

If he isn’t scared… then mind your business :woman_shrugging:

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Should be afraid of: strangers, scammers, not how to self-defense, not knowing his rights… youtube will always have the "making of… and bloopers in movies.

What he does at his dad’s house is none of your business. Asking how his time was if fine… asking what they did is an over step. Also, my 3 year old loves the new IT movies and anything Zombie.

We all watched Legion on Sunday and everyone was sucked into the TV (3, 4, 6, 10, 12, 16and us adults).

Unless he is watching something like “Show Girls” with your child, I wouldn’t be concerned.

Also, relax :relieved:

Honestly I’m pretty surprised by the amount of moms who say they let their little children watch R rated movies. Scary or not. There is a reason they are restricted and rated for adult audiences. Yikes.

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I’m with Dad on this one. Mind your business.

It depends on the child and what movie. My kids love scary movies my son now 13 started watching The walking dead at 5. My daughter was scared longer so she was older. I censor what they watch when it comes to sexual things but they are allowed to watch scary things. I’m sure your ex is completely capable to deciding what he can watch. That movie is creepy and scary but not inappropriate really.

My child watched all the scary movies and the walking dead at 7 :woman_shrugging:t2:

My daughter’s favorite movie at 3 was the new IT.

No, it is not ok. But, when he’s at his Dad’s it’s not your decision. :face_with_diagonal_mouth:

I would stay in your lane and mind your business. Oh no a R rated movie. I grew up on them. I turned out just fine. All 3 of mine love them. Only time I hear them hate a movie is if the cat or dog passes. If your kid is fine with it and comfortable enough to watch it with dad and isnt scared then I wouldn’t interfere. It’s not like he watched porn or Hostel type movies with him. Horror movies now days are a joke.

I think it depends on the movie and if the child is scared of horror movies. My daughter and I have always loved horror movies and watch them together. It’s a bonding experience for us.

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I watched child’s play and candy man before I was 10 lol

If he can handle it without nightmares or anything else let him watch it.

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Tell him that is your business

I’ll be damned if somebody would tell me to mind my own business when it’s my child I don’t care who they’re with it’s still my business

Does he text you saying he doesn’t appreciate something you’ve done for your son? Why do some mom’s feel so entitled to their children that they can’t even let dad make a decision? He’s his father, obviously your son had a great time, why make such a big deal out of it?

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I watched scary movies like that when I was small… I don’t recall conjuring having a lot of blood and gore in it. It was very scary though. Your kiddo is 10. Not a small child anymore. Let them enjoy this time with their dad, it may be something that they bond over.

When I was younger then 10 I was watching all kinds of horror movies with my mum :woman_shrugging:t3: I love them still I think it all depends on the kid and if it scares them or not

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My kids were watchi g scary movies when they were like 5 and 6. Their grandmother, my ex mother in law, was i to B rated scary movies

I literally grew up on horror films, and so did my children.
That’s a huge bond we share to this day. :heart_eyes:
Stop trying to dictate what your kid does when they’re on dad’s time.
Focus on your own home. :roll_eyes:

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My oldest watched scary movies at like age 3. He knew it was fake and wasn’t scared. So we just kept it that way

my oldnest daughter now 14 loved scary movies growing up my 11 year hates them i guess it depends on the child

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No need in micromanaging dad’s house. It’s a bonding thing. I, and several friends, watched all the Nightmare on Elm Street movies, Jason movies, Stephen King movies cause they were awesome as a child, Poltergeist movies, and so much more. All of us have turned out to be relatively stable and very successful human beings. My mom refused to watch scary anything so it was me and my dad and sometimes my older sister.

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If it doesn’t scare them it’s probably fine. My oldest didn’t watch much scary til he was around 10-11 and now he likes horror movies. But he had to mature enough to watch them. He wasn’t there before.
The youngest can’t watch them bc she’s more on the sensitive side and will get nightmares.

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My ex husband had our daughter watching 48hrs, and Jason movies when she was 5 I tried to have that conversation didn’t get me anywhere. When she was with me I made sure I taught her things, I went online and printed out free math, reading, English, any kind of school stuff, plus did coloring, only let her watch like PBS programming. Now my daughter is going into 11th grade and from me doing all of that she has kept the intelligence has great grades, and because of all the junk her father let her watch from the time she was 7 and now she is 16 wants to be a forensic person in the police where they come out and do all the lab stuff like Abby did from NCIS. And she’s taking classes that will help her get into college for that

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My 7yr old loves horror movies and I let her watch them. The conjuring has no sexual shit at least.

My 10 year old loves scary movies… :woman_shrugging:

My 6 yr old watches R rated movies!! His favorite movie for a while was the new Scream movie!!:person_shrugging::person_shrugging::person_shrugging:

I say that because how the world is so mean and puts to much stuff in their heads

My mom had me watching IT and Freddy Kruger before I was 10 lol

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The only r rated movies I stop my kids from watching are the ones with tons of sex and nakedness. My littler kids know right from wrong they understand real and pretend… but they are not emotionally old enough to understand all that comes with sex.

I’ve watched them since I was a baby, my son has been OBSESSED with horror movies since he was about 2. Never even had a nightmare once. Your rules at your house, dads rules at dads house. That’s unfortunately something you have no control over.

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I m scared of horror movies now, I was not when I was a kid. And Dear mothers that’s one of the reasons children stop sharing their thoughts and things with parents cz they overreact.

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My four year old is obsessed with horror.

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My step kids have been playing M rated games and watching R rated movies since they could walk.

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Ok… So typically I say no. But the conjuring, nightmare on elm St, Jason. They’re classics Lol

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My 10 year old watched the latest scream movie with me. She loved it :woman_shrugging:t2:

My kids love scary movies… But he is spending time with his dad… U don’t get to dictate how that time should be spent… He didn’t harm his kid… He let him watch a movie… U r going too hard

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That is probably one movie that I would allow lol there’s a few other choices that may be acceptable but if they’re popping heads off and other gory stuff then that’s something I don’t really want them seeing .

It’s just a scary movie

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Mind your own business. Dads house, dads rules. Maybe if you weren’t so controlling y’all wouldn’t be divorced now :woman_shrugging:t2:

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Lmao I was watching horror movies at 4 and I’m perfectly fine and love the genre.
2nd u do need to mind ur business. If he isn’t abusing the kid what he does at his house is his rules.

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Umm your need to mind your business

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No it’s not ok. You have every right to be upset. There’s a reason for the ratings.

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I think it depends on the child. In my opinion, no, because I don’t like horror. My daughter is 13 and she does though. I wouldn’t expose my son’s to it until they stumble across something they want to see. If he’s having nightmares or trouble sleeping from it, then I would be concerned though

I wouldn’t get too worked up about it but for the ones saying to mind your own since it’s dads house dads rules, she has every right to know what goes on with her children. Just like the dad does when the children are with the mom.

My favorite movies as a 3 year old were pin head, ANYTHING chucky, kujo, and dolls. Chill bruh. That’s his dad, parental guidance was given obviously. If you dont want to allow him to watch those types of movies in YOUR home, fine. But you can’t control what dad does with his kid during his time as long as the child is not being harmed you should mind your business! Would you like him to tell you all the things you can’t do with your kid in your home? Didnt think so.

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