DO U HAVE AN KID THAT HAVE AN IMAGINERY FRIENDS?

LEAH - posted on 09/12/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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YOU HAVE AN KID WHO HAVE FRIENDS THAT ARE NOT THERE...YOU TRY TO ACT LIKE IT'S OKAY...BUT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH....THEY WANT YOU BUY CHIPS FOR THEM WHEN U BUY THEM CHIPS AND SO FORTH.

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Patty Ann - posted on 09/12/2009

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Quoting LEAH:

DO U HAVE AN KID THAT HAVE AN IMAGINERY FRIENDS?

YOU HAVE AN KID WHO HAVE FRIENDS THAT ARE NOT THERE...YOU TRY TO ACT LIKE IT'S OKAY...BUT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH....THEY WANT YOU BUY CHIPS FOR THEM WHEN U BUY THEM CHIPS AND SO FORTH.



I had a child that had an imaginery friend, they were the one who got into trouble, they didn't like certain things,(like picking up toys), I told my daughter she was the one going to get punished for misbehaving, not her friend, also her friend could share her snacks, dinner, or toys.  They (the friend) would not talk to me, so I couldn't feed them, bathe them, etc.

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Genea - posted on 09/15/2009

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No but I did.It was so important that mine was included.glad mom played along.

Dale - posted on 09/15/2009

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don't worry about it too much, i had 2 imaginary friends when i was little who used to catch the number 1 and number 2 bus so i'd sit and wait for these buses regularly, i eventually just grew out of it and forgot about them entirely, the only reason i know about them now is because my mother told me about them when i was a bit older, also my little sister had one that she was going to run away and join the circus with, she'd spend hours balancing her way along the length of the garden hose to practice becoming an acrobat, she eventually outgrew her friend and forgot about her too...so don't worry. your child won't have this imaginary friend forever, it's just a phase that will be out grown, i hope this has been helpful in some way

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My son is 8 y/o and he has more than one imaginary friend. When they want you to buy extra snacks for them try explaining that they don't eat that much or they don't want there own they want to share and see if that helps. and when your child asks how you know they want to share say to him/her that your friend told me so.

Dottie - posted on 09/15/2009

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I have 3 boys and the only one that had a friend I could not see was my youngest. He got Sonny when he was 2 years old. He is now almost 8 years old and Sonny is still here. I use to have to make him a birthday cake, no presents or anything just a cake. I did ask him if he knew that Sonny was not real and he said yea I know. I did notice that Sonny did and still comes around when he can't find someone to play with. I do enjoy watching the two of them play board games (funny my son always wins).I do agree with others that it is good for them, and helps them later in life. My son now in 2nd grade is one of the smartest kids in his class.

Lori - posted on 09/14/2009

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My daughter did when she was little.. doing all the samething your child is doing, I just went along with her & when it came to buying for holly I just said sorry Holly don't need this, worked most of the time & she did out grown it,, now I have grand daughters the same way.. think it is a fase they go though.. doc said it is good for them & they will out grow it & he was right.. Good Luck

Rebecca - posted on 09/14/2009

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My son is 3 and he's had an imaginary Rocket Ship for about 6 months now. In the beginning he would just say "I have a rocket ship", but lately it's been more like "Oh, my rocket ship says I don't have to do that Mum!" I have to stifle my laughter.



Apparently, a child having an imaginary friend is a sign of a creative mind. Can't wait to see what he invents next! :)

Skittles - posted on 09/13/2009

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My DD is 8 and she has had many imaginary friends and husbands.We all play invisible catch in the livingroom and I tell her that the ball is growing too big so we have to make it smaller, she loves it. She has told me that he husband broke his arm and i think one got eaten by a monster with one eye and purple lol. It does't bother me and when she says I need to buy her friend stuff I tell her she should share hers because best friends share stuff. it actually has helped with teaching her to share, not fight and good morals.sounds silly but I kinda enjoy it. I love seeing her use her imagination and see what she comes up with next. now that shes gotten older she doesn't do it as much but we still have fun with it when she does

Brenda - posted on 09/13/2009

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We have Mr. Nobody. Mr. Nobody eats his food when he's not looking (my four year old). Its a new addition, but when you say what does he look like he says that he looks like daddy. Ironically, daddy always eats his food when he leaves it and daddy thinks he's done.

Annie - posted on 09/13/2009

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My daughter is 4 and has been home with mom this summer for the first time since she was 2 (This is when her friend showed up). Her best friend is a boy and they both love pirates so when "Scurvy" showed up and started punching we said it wasn't allowed in our family and Scurvy would have to straighten up or be evicted. He straightened up. It's very normal and healthy to a point to have an imaginary friend. You just have a very creative child.

Cindy - posted on 09/13/2009

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My son will be 4 in Nov. he has only had on imaginary friend and he didnt last long at all maybe a few days, but thats prolly because we also let him make a build a bear and that was his new best friend and know he trys to feed it and plays with him and I like that better because I can see him and not sit on him like I did his imaginary friend that wasn't good for my son....lol. But my brothers kids had lots of them and they grew out of that stage when they were in school around more kids.

Lori - posted on 09/13/2009

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My little girl is 3 and she has 2 imaginary friends and she named them the same name as her cousins who live in another state. I think it's cute until she trys to take them in places like her tumbling class or school then I make them stay home and play she's usually ok with that...

Tiffiny - posted on 09/13/2009

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My kids have them also and my daughter has seem to adopt her older brothers now that he is in school. I will say I always told them to share there snack dinner and what not with their friend at one point my son wanted his "friend" and its parents to stay with us, and I told him he would have to share his bed. I say encourage it cause they need to use their imagination.

Wendy - posted on 09/13/2009

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What is important also about friends you can't see, is that it doesn't mean they aren't there or aren't real. In some cases, they may be real. Children are more aware and have a greater sense of spirits. It may be a good thing she can see this friend, who may be very real. You can also hurt feelings on a much deeper level by saying the "friend" isn't there. The imagination that a child can have is healthy and so much better than a tv to provide an artificial one. You are the Mommy, and the "friend" can ask their Mommy to buy things as an out though. In time it will all pass.

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Hi there,yes i have a 3 year old girl with an imaginary friend & great imagination 2.I was telling her off one day to help me clean her room too which she replied to her "friend" oh thats just my mum freaking out...lol...I had to laugh..:-)

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You and your child are very fortunate! Your child has an imagination that is used for play and growth, for now. Later in life, the imagination will help your child do well in school; even math. AND who knows what your child will become as an adult. An actor, inventor, writer, famous painter, etc.

Melissa - posted on 09/12/2009

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my girlie is almost 6 and she still has imaginary friends. mostly characters she's liked from movies or cartoons. recently she's been spending a lot of time with ray, peter and egon from the ghostbusters. they spend the night on her little fold out couch, talk her into doing things she sometimes shouldn't and ask for snacks of their own at the store. as far as when she blames them when she does something she knows is wrong, she also knows i know they aren't really there and she usually fesses up and takes her time out or her other form of punishment whatever it may be. when they wants snacks, i let her know that she has to share with them. when my husband or i are busy, her friends keep her company and jump on the trampoline or swing or even play dolls and tea party. it's good for their imagination and won't last forever. :)

Holley - posted on 09/12/2009

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my daughter just turned 4 and has 2 imaginary friends and has for a while now...it started when she saw shrek the 3rd..her imaginary friends are the same person sort of "prince" and "aurthor" from the movie...lol...for a while she blamed accidents on them....but gave that up once she realized she was one the that got punished no matter who did it...lol...its so funny, she "holds" there hands when we cross streets and everything...i asked her doc about it and they said its completely normal to hav imag. friends...

Kelly - posted on 09/12/2009

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it really is funny, isn't it? Don't worry, it passes...my youngest will be 4 in December; she used to play with her "friends" all the time, it is only every now and then here lately. They aren't exactly imaginary, it is her real friends, they just aren't really here at the time, if you know what I mean. She would say "my friends and I are having a parade/race/picnic/whatever". So cute! I think it was just because all her siblings would be gone to school, and she wanted playmates. It never got to the point of needing to buy them things though, that is cute. But really, don't worry! Just enjoy all the sweet things while they are litte...pretty soon they will be teeanagers, and you really get tired of spending money on their friends LOL!!

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