About three-thirds of the three-year-olds have an imaginary friend. It is often about animals, children, or precisely unimaginable girls.
You are friends with the imaginationEvery imaginative friend can call her, she always understands and behaves as the child assigns her role: she protects her, gives her the truth, besides her. two thirds of the enlightenment friends have imaginary friends. In the past, this loneliness has been interpreted, but today especially positive for childhood fantasy, imagination and creativity psychologists. Usually children who have imaginative friends who have a strong imagination, color fantasy, richer vocabulary, so we speak of a very positive phenomenon, which is considered by the natural psychic mind.
This is the age (from the very beginning of kindergarten to eight years) when a child begins to sense a difference between a reality and a fantasy, but does not seem to draw a strict line. An imaginary friend can have a range of special abilities, develop, stay with the child, and help him or her in difficult situations.
It is a sign of trust if you involve the parents of the young child in your fantasy toys. This is their area, let's not criticize it because it is closing in quickly. Feel free to take part in the feeding of non-existent dogs, to conceive a fictional story, but let your young child be active in the control.
What a parent should never do is laugh, laugh, don't say they don't even seem so friendly. Let the child decide how much he / she wants to involve the parent in his / her fantasy games. If the parent is not open at all, he or she encourages the child to conceal these images, games. However, these special expressions of imagination can help the child in difficult life situations, which he is not yet able to verbalize.
Imagined girls over time apologize, but it is only in exceptional cases that a small child, when turned away from reality, feels good about his or her non-existent companions. Usually one day to the next, most of the 8-9 years old friends disappear.