What are your views on your kids having imaginary friends?
~â¥Little Miss - posted on 08/03/2011
I think it is pretty cool when imaginations soar like this...unless you think it is a ghost or something that lives in the house....that just creeps me out and gives me chills.
It is harmless to have imaginary friends, as long as they are social, and can make friends outside of the home.
Amy - posted on 08/03/2011
my daughter has an imaginary dragon, a 'rango' and imaginary daddy for when she plays house. it's fine. not hurting anything. my only problem was when she had about ten friends at one time and then.....forgot one of their names. she asked me what 'his name was'....uh, i can't see him. lol. after she described him, i figured it out.
Sarah - posted on 08/03/2011
It is very common to have imaginary friends. My nephew has two, one is good and one naughty. I think it is good for his imagination and as a safety net to explore the world. If Dabda ( the naughty one) makes a mess then my sister pretends to put him on the naughty step and he sees that she is consistent with her sanctions. Then they all tidy up the mess and they get rewarded. It is pretty harmless really. A A Milne (Winnie the Pooh author) wrote a poem about an imaginary friend called Binker so it must be fairly common.
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