Sharon - posted on 09/14/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
My daughter will be five in a couple of weeks. She is very bright and also imaginative. She makes up her own stories. She has an imaginary sister and lots of other people she talks to. She does know the difference between reality and imaginary and acknowledges that she is telling a story or not talking about a real person. She has no real siblings. She has been doing this for a while. I have even thought of having her record the stories she tells. It's just that now, with her almost school age, should I discourage her from speaking about the imaginary friends, or just expect her to grow out of it when she gets to school with all the real friends?