Just curious really about others opinions on this. I love the programme - have really enjoyed the series starting from David Tennant but sometimes I think... really not sure if I was watching as a child that I wouldn't have nightmares! It can be really scary. My SD had a nightmare after watching the Sarah Jane Mysteries a couple of years ago and after watching last week's episode, had another one. We do try and avoid watching it when she's here but it was just on in the background and we didn't realise. Wondered what other people's opinions were - I think it just goes a little too far with the creepiness/scariness for the time it's on for young eyes.
That's exactly what I used to feel when watching it aged 4. That's the whole point! There were generations of children who grew up watching Doctor Who hiding behind their parents and they all turned out fine.
Yes of course, I agree, she'll be fine - it's just this was the first time she had watched it in ages and she had a nightmare from the get-go. I have a very vivid imagination too and I know if I watched it being a kid I'd have had nightmares too, but I am a bit of a wimp
Dd watched all the Harry Potter movies with me when she was 3. She loved them but got a bit scared with the later films. I just explained to her it's not real and just a story. That sorted out her fear. Whenever she watches something a tiny bit scary she tells me it's not real so it's nothing to be afraid of. She's watching The Mummy Returns right now happily.
I'm not a Dr Who fan, like the odd episode - The Weeping Angels was brilliant but very scary! My DCs LOVE it! They are 10, 7 & 4. I am worried about my DD's creative writing when she starts school though, instead of princesses and fluffy lambs it's likely to be time lords and cybermen!!
Yes indeed - the Grimm stories can be rather, well, grim. I think it's because she's actually had nightmares rather than just being a little scared while watching that I wondered if other's felt the same. She is a sensitive little soul though I dream about anything - someone just has to mention ...spiders... and I'm guaranteed to have them involved somewhere in my dreams!