Pre-schooler who likes to be scared [confused]

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ArgosTheDog Mon 19-Feb-18 11:44:13

DS has just turned 3.
For a while now I've noticed that he seems to be drawn to and love scary things (e.g. there's a picture book he likes having read to him again and again which involves some ghosts, a haunted house etc; he ADORES the Sooty and Sweep episode where they visit a haunted house; he loves to talk about the Big Bad Wolf, a make-believe character who he enjoys running away from etc).
Is this normal?

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jaimelannistersgoldenhand Mon 19-Feb-18 12:32:59

Yes!

3 is the sort of age where scary stuff like superheroes and other good vs evil situations become exciting.

ArgosTheDog Mon 19-Feb-18 12:36:07

Ok thanks.
It's like he finds being 'safely' scared compelling and addictive..
Which is not really in my nature or Dh's

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CaptainKirkssparetupee Mon 19-Feb-18 12:59:51

It's a perfectly normal development stage.

jaimelannistersgoldenhand Fri 23-Feb-18 01:11:51

I think that many 3/4 year olds enjoy Scooby Doo.

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