even at a young age children seem to have the darkness within.
Dealing With The Darkness Inside
Benjamin Sledge

There is a fascinating book about this very topic called “The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales” by Bruno Bettelheim. It’s worth a read if you want some insight into why children are drawn to the darkest stories that we as adults find very disturbing. Spoiler alert — It has everything to do with how children are able to perceive and understand the world as their brains develop and grow. I highly recommend it.