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  1. Imaginary companions are a normal experience for most children, and are not a sign of mental illness or problems. Studies confirm that children with imaginary friends tend to be imaginative, better at seeing other’s perspectives, and better able to entertain themselves. They tend to grow up to be creative, imaginative, social adults. Aisha’s Story

  2. Jan 24, 2020 · Most research has shown that having an imaginary friend is a healthy form of childhood play. Studies have even found there may be some benefits for development in those children who create...

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  4. Nov 28, 2018 · IMAGINARY COMPANION. A fictitious person, animal or object created by a child, usually between the ages of two and a half and four and a half, but often persisting for several years. Various studies indicate that between 15 per cent and 30 per cent of children have invisible companions of one kind or another, with girls slightly exceedingboys ...

  5. Oct 29, 2010 · A good point to start understanding children’s experience with imaginary companions is to understand what the term means. The most popular definition, which is based on one of the very first few empirical research on imaginary companions state that a pretended companion is: “an invisible character, named and referred to in conversations ...

  6. An imaginary companion can be considered the product of creativity whereas the communication between the imaginary friend and the child is the process. In regards to birth order there is also research on children who do not have any siblings at all.

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    Oct 29, 2010 · Imaginary companions: where fantasies and realities meet Imaginary companionship has been thought of as the children’s inability to differentiate between reality and pretense due to their strong imagination, which leads to confusing reality with pretence within their memories (Norsworthy & Whitley, 1918/1933; as cited in Friedberg, 1995).