Does your child have imaginary friends?

Vette - posted on 07/09/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 31\2 and her imaginary "father", tells her to do lots of things, for example, she will say "my father" said I need to take my socks off before I put on my crocs. Just simple stuff, he has not told her to do anything that would get her in trouble though. She also has her feet named. The left is Ella and the right is Oscar. We have no idea where this come from.

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Deborah - posted on 07/15/2010

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my daughter doesn't have imaginary friends as such, but she can have a great conversation with her teddys, she reads them all a story before she goes to sleep, constantly tells them how much she loves them, and even tells them what she done today! Often they hear little made up stories too lol

Deborah - posted on 07/15/2010

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Well my son is 3 and a half and I think he has an imaginary friend, he won't tell me about it. But he has a stuffed monkey which is his best friend and often has conversations with it (he says both sides of the conversation), but there are times when he doesn't have monkey with him and he still does it. He never gets into trouble, he is usually just telling his friend what mommy said or what he is going to do, stuff like that. it is too funny when he does it.

Nancy - posted on 07/14/2010

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my son had an imaginary friend when he was smaller now that he just turn 3 he has an imaginary dog..lol I know it was cute but he says is there only in rate times.. I think is great to use there imagination.

Jane - posted on 07/13/2010

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it's normal. my daughter has a few moms and a few sisters and a constant new best imaginery friend that i need to make a spot for in her bed at night when we read our books.

Jessica - posted on 07/13/2010

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haha my daughter is 2 and her has a stuffed dog named "tesla" that she got for her first birthday and in my house tesla is a family member. tesla gets her teeth brused, goes potty on the potty chair, eats dinner (invisible food and plastic silverware and plates) wears big girl underwear, puts on pjs every night. everything. if we go to the doctor tesla goes with us, if Emma gets shots tesla gets shots too ( again not with a real needle. my ped actually got a fake one for emma to give tesla a shot ) i think u get the point. i encourage emma to express her self thru tesla. she uses tesla as a way to show her emotions or say what she wants if she feels shy around people, and uses tesla as a way to tell me she doesnt feel good or wants to go to sleep .

Michelle - posted on 07/13/2010

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I've read that research has shown that children with imaginary friends are very smart and/or creative so it's probably a good thing. Enjoy it while it lasts...lol

Gwen - posted on 07/13/2010

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My daughter dumps her bucket of plastic interlocking rings into the bathtub and says "Hi guys!" and "I love you." She calls the black and white polka-dot ring Pongo (from 101 Dalmations) :-)

Erin - posted on 07/10/2010

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My son has a few imaginary friends! His main friend is James and he normally "tells" my son to do naughty things like runny away from me. He also has Kobe to play basketball with and he had another one named cookies lol I think that he does it because he doesn't go to daycare and doesn't have any real friends yet lol

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