Does anyone else's 2yr old have imaginary friend?

Cassandra - posted on 05/11/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )

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So this morning the guy i am with heard my daughter talking with her imaginary friend. The only thing i am worried about is she changes her voice when she talks to him/her. My guy got up several times last night to see if someone else was in the room with us because it sounded like it. What do i do?

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Michelle - posted on 11/01/2013

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I have a 20 month old and I'm not really sure if he has an imaginary friend. I caught him looking at our front door and smiling then a couple minutes later he was waving and saying "bye bye" the front door. Is he too young to have an imaginary friend?

Jane AJ - posted on 11/04/2013

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I guess it is normal.
There're no more imaginary friends surrounding your daughter, if she is not creative.
Please take it easy when she talks with her imaginary friends.

Meshele - posted on 05/16/2011

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Let her be. Its good for her. I had one when I was little and my dad took me in to see the doctor because he thought I was crazy. The doctor told him I was fine and that I just had a good imagination. I mean, if its just playfull talk, its harmless. Its almost like older girls playing with Barbies, she just doesnt have a doll "talking" back.
I would only worry if her talk is mean, fowl, or seems dangerous...Like something she learned from the tv or from watching other kids at daycare/school/park.

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Amanda - posted on 01/30/2012

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My 2 yr old has a imaginary friend called Leela. She comes everywhere with us when she is around (sometimes Leela goes to stay with nan and pop or is at the gym or school)



My son also had one about a year ago called Abby. She lived at the shops so she was only around if we went shopping.



They both could give me a full description of what the friends looked like and what they liked to do.



Nichole, my daughter loves pretending to be a puppy and will do the same thing at the shops. Sometimes she barks at people as they walk past .

Amanda - posted on 01/30/2012

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my two year old loves playing video games and so his two imaginary frienids are Call Of Duty and Gears Of War. He plays with them all day and he has entire conversations with them. I think its great! his imagination is amazing his litterary skills are awesome and only improving more. my favorite part is when we go to sleep at night he has to tell his "friends" good night, tuck them in, and tell them to have sweet dreams! its so cute!!! he also plays with darth vader and yoda on a regular basis. just enjoy your lil one playing freely without any kind of filter. its honest and beautiful and it will not last for long! just have fun while it lasts

Amanda - posted on 05/31/2011

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my daughter scared me when she was 2. We were playing in the bathroom while I was going potty and she stopped and turned to the right and was talking to air. I said who are you talking too. She said a little girl, she's sad because her mommy punched her in the stomach and she died. Then another time we were in the bathroom brushing our teeth and she stopped and looked to the right at the ceiling and laughed a weird almost manly laugh. I said what is so funny and she said the guy with the white wings. Scared me to death so we left that house. Now she talks to herself a lot and I do not think anything of it because she is playing with her toys. Watching too many Ghost Adventures or Ghost Hunters I guess lol. I would tape her at night to see what is going on. Maybe she is talking to her angels.

Tara - posted on 05/25/2011

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My son is 5 and has 2 imaginary friends (not sure if he had any at 2 or not though). It's actually kind of amusing when he tells us what they are doing or what they have been doing. A month or so ago, my son told me one of his "friends" was on vacation to Hawaii, but that his other "friend" was still here. And then he told me "that's why I have 2 friends..so when one is gone, the other one is still here"...hehe.

They're kids...they are bound to have imaginary playmates. As long as they are being naughty or whatnot because of their "friends", it's absolutely normal and nothing to be concerned about. It also shows that they have a good imagination :)

Nichole - posted on 05/25/2011

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my daughter now 4. when she was 2 she had an imaginary friend the doctor say it was fine. she is ver y imaginative and creative girl and always talk to herself and she talke to her friends when therenot around and her toys all talk and ahve conversations . my daughter acts like a puppy sometimes to we were at the store and she got on her hands and feet and started to walk and pant like a dog then i introdueced her as my puppy. the people loved and so did she cause she loves pretending.

Shannon - posted on 05/25/2011

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I agree with the other posters, its ok as long as she is not being violent or extremely rude. My daughter pretends her toys are real, or that she is a puppy not a girl, etc etc. Try to swap your worry for relief that your child is so creative and happy!

Robyn - posted on 05/18/2011

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lol my almost 3 yr old has an imaginary dog, an imaginary bear and an imaginary lady who lives in her closet.honestly theres nothing to worry about, she just has a very active imagination and i would just leave her be. besides, good things come from people who use their imagination, maybe she`ll be the next j.k. rowling :)

Alecha - posted on 05/16/2011

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Yes my 3yr old daughter has a different one for every day & I think its ok because children shouldnt b denied from their freedom. And all they are doing is trying new things &its sad some parents deny their kids choice of wut theywamt to do.

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