Wednesday, October 5, 2011


QUESTION: I’m 7 and I keep getting nightmares from a Harry Potter movie I saw. My friend likes Harry Potter movies so I watched one at my friend’s house. My mom said she knew I’d get nightmares but I told her that I wouldn’t.  My mom is a little bit mad that I saw it. I don’t want to tell my friend because he’ll think I’m a baby. I’m afraid that when I go over his house again he’ll want me to watch another one with him.  I don’t know what to say.

ANSWER: If your friend ever asks you to see one again, you should tell your friend that your mom won’t let you see them until you’re older. You said your mom was a little bit mad so I don’t think that she wants you to see more anyway. You don’t have to say anything about the nightmares because all you have to say is that you’re not allowed.
I hope this helps!


  1. Alyssa, this is very good advice. When I was younger, my mom always told me, "If someone wants you to do something you don't want to do, you can just tell them your mom won't let you."
    She knew that it is hard to say no to friends and classmates sometimes, and she said she didn't mind being "the bad guy" if it helped me feel comfortable, or helped me stand up for myself.

    Good advice, and keep up the good work on your blog!

  2. Thank you! My mom told me that her mom used to do that for her too!

    I appreciate your compliment! I really love doing my blog and my website too. I never know if people read it so your comment means a lot!