They are called “invisible friends.” A lot of parents get upset if their child has an “invisible friend,” wondering when it’s going to go away and when they’re going to forget about it. Here’s the bottom line…there is nothing wrong with having an “invisible friend.” It’s actually a normal phase of development and it shows that imagination is actually working well. If your child has an “invisible friend,” you can encourage it. Let them know that they’re using their imagination, but don’t tell them they can’t do it. You can bring them back to reality to let them know there is a reality.
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