15 People Share the Scary Movies Their Parents Let Them Watch When They Were Way Too Young
When it comes to your precious little ones, protecting them at all costs is your number-one priority. You don't want them to get hurt at the park, be left out at school, or experience any feelings of sadness or fear, right? But when it comes to scary movies, your parenting techniques might just bend a little bit. For starters, they might beg and plead to watch something that "all their friends have seen," and you don't have the energy to fight so you cave. You also might convince yourself that it's all just pretend and they'll be totally fine with a few jump scares.
Well, as someone whose parents let her watch Halloween YEARS before she was emotionally ready, I'm here to tell you that scary movies can stick with your kids for life. Sure, I laugh about it now, but those reoccurring nightmares and touch-and-go bed-wetting phases weren't all that great in the moment. Don't believe me? Keep reading to hear from 15 POPSUGAR editors about how they were scarred for life after their parents let them watch certain scary movies when they were way too young.