Children are very curious about the world around them because most of the things are new to them and they want to experience everything. That is how you get to know what things you like and what things you are not interested in.

But because children try out everything and see the world differently than adults, they take up weird hobbies or are entertained by things that others would consider bizarre. 

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We know about it because parents are amused by the things their children are amused by and they share the weirdness with the internet. Fashion Life went to the best place for stories from parents, Twitter, and found these that you may like.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 week ago

Now i want to know more!!! Sounds really interesting!

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Often little kids get into one thing and are really interested in it for a while, then they might start another phase of fascination with other things. It is quite normal and it even has a name - “intense interest.”

If it doesn’t transform into an unhealthy obsession, it is quite beneficial to the child as when they are interested in a particular topic or activity, that helps them to enhance their knowledge or skills.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 week ago

Kids help you learn new things every day as it seems

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R Carson
Community Member
1 week ago

As long as he's not screaming in the process.

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VeninTheNonBinaryRogue
Community Member
1 week ago

Let’s be real, we’ve all done that lol

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However, these interests are not always very typical for kids or just odd in general. For example, really liking top hats or wanting to walk only backwards, as shared by parents on Twitter.

Even though they are odd, unless they cause real problems, it is normal for children to be fascinated by just one particular thing. But when it starts to be an obstacle in forming friendships or causing anxiety, it could become a serious issue that needs a solution.

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cookie panda
Community Member
1 week ago

such a great show. my brother watches it a lot and its actually pretty informative.

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I am avoiding my homework
Community Member
1 week ago

I give you my best wishes that the kazoo breaks

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 week ago

That's actually very interesting and can be educating

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Slick
Community Member
1 week ago

How to adult 101, passed.

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Online magazine Fatherly presents four ways to help manage children’s fixations. They advise warning the child multiple times and in advance when an activity will end and a new one will start so that the transition will be smoother.

When parents see that their children’s obsession is interfering with their relationships with friends, they should teach their little ones to recognize that and try to calm down.

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icandyapple
Community Member
1 week ago

Mine was, "Stop licking the wall."

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Mark and Elmo
Community Member
1 week ago (edited)

well damn. my bad stacie.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 week ago

Well, who wouldn't want to be a real instead of a plastic one!

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Also, parents know their children best, so they should recognize when the fixation could be not just a phase but maybe a sign of some kind of disorder. Then the best solution would be to go to a professional. 

But if that obsession seems just like a normal interest, the best way to deal with it would be just to encourage the child because it will eventually benefit them in the future.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 week ago

I also feel I'm walking backwards in my life🙄

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R Carson
Community Member
1 week ago

A good bathroom read.

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Do you remember having any weird interests in your childhood? Share them in the comments! Also, if you have children, it would be very interesting to hear what unexpected things they are into. But if you don’t have anything to share, you can upvote the tweets that you found the most charming.

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R Carson
Community Member
1 week ago

Good sport.

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Papyrus Spaghetti
Community Member
1 week ago

Depends on the cartoon. I plan to get my kids into stuff like Gravity Falls and Adventure Time as soon as their old enough.

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Mere Cat
Community Member
1 week ago

Should have one time slipped some chili pieces among the bell pepper and as the kid feels the burn, say the fire is almost there! ;) (just kidding)

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 week ago

You don't earn points in real life!!

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Sam rice
Community Member
1 week ago

Go girl

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M O'Connell
Community Member
1 week ago

Why, oh why does your son have unrestricted access to the Amazon account?

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R Carson
Community Member
1 week ago

A wish fulfilled.

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Muff_Fluff
Community Member
1 week ago

Gekko rules.

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Muff_Fluff
Community Member
1 week ago

Hens?

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 week ago

Many games are extremely educational!

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 week ago

The only acceptable accent to say that

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Heather Wolmarans
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1 week ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂

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Vicky Z
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1 week ago

Kindabit is my new favourite word!!

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
1 week ago (edited)

Ah yes Lisa, your child is so much better than all those simpleton kids that want to grow up to be horses or superheroes. Personally, I wanted to grow up and become a cat but that was nipped in the bud by my mum and dad real fast.

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M O'Connell
Community Member
1 week ago

SimAnt, anyone? Or does that one date me too much?

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M O'Connell
Community Member
1 week ago

Yes, but has he learned effective strategies for crop production on fragipan soils?

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snipergun
Community Member
1 week ago

Reminds me about sons of my two cousins, one 5 and one 9 yo at that time, yelling when my bf took down t-shirt to go to swimming pool "I'm gonna be like that, hairy with big belly and full long beard and tattoos!!!" needless to say, their fathers were not impressed but it was holding them whole that summer. Go boys, just be healthy and happy.

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