How should parents respond to children who talk about imaginary companions?
It's completely normal and there is nothing special that should be done. It has actually been found that children who have an imaginary friend are more articulate later in their childhood. Now if it's a 15 year old that's a different story!
I just played along. It was a very brief period in each child's life and it wasn't due to lack of outside companionship or any troubles - so we went along and it soon was a thing of the past.
Up to a certain age it's fine. I think everyone goes through that stage. At least a lot of children do. Just be sure to talk to them if they are getting into their teens and they still hold onto the friend.
I don't think there is too much to be worry about.But if your young one is above 12, you should act with patience just like a friend to him and try to solve this question
My 6 yr old child pretended that his teddy bears and trucks are his friends. Talks to them when playing. His kindergarten teacher reminded me that it is not healthy to do so because when he is in class, he talks to himself, laugh and play by himself. Hence, when he talks to his toys, i try to join in to have fun . Sometimes, he push me off.
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