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should we let our 8 year old read XXXXX XXXXX

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should we let our 8 year old read XXXXX XXXXX?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  Charlene Hertzberg replied 8 years ago.

No, an 8 year old is too young for reading such frightening works. XXXXX XXXXX's novels frighten adults, and I con't know of any 8 year old that would not find those stories extremely frightening, and find themselves spending nights awake.


For most children, I wouldn't allow them to read a XXXXX XXXXX novel until about 13, but some kids are okay with novels like that as young as 11 and others probably need ot wait until 16 or 17 before they are ready. There is definitely a good amount of personal judgement and knowledge of the child needed to know when to allow a book like that, but definitely not before they are at least 11 years old.



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