Tammy Burcham My granddaughter, has imaginary friends--so far she knows that they aren't real. I feel sorry for her at times. She is the only child and there aren't kids around here for her to play with to often.
Heather Durm I had imaginary friends. I had a LOT of them, even after my brother was born. My most prominent imaginary friend was Tinkerbell. I *loved* Tink so much. She would help me with my physical therapy and everything. Do I still have imaginary friends? I don't call them that anymore, but I guess in a way my spirit guides could be considered that to those who don't understand how the metaphysical world works.
Sa Bils I don't remember having imaginary friends but a family story goes that when Mom and I got on the bus I would save one seat for ??? and if someone tried to sit down there I would announce, "No, you'll sit on the kids."
Renee R My mom says that I had an imaginary hippopotamus and alligator that lived under my bed. I don't remember it at all. Only one of my children had imaginary friends - my oldest before her siblings were born. They were Big Bob and Little Bob. It was cute. When her brother was born, she wanted to name him Bob.
Tanya Phillip I had a number of imaginary friends when I was younger, but they were mainly characters from my favourite tv cartoons. I think it does help young children build their learning skills as they get to express themsleves confidently in private and this reflects when they get to read and learn more about fictional characters and stories.
Douglas Rascoe I could never make up my mind when it came to a friend. One day he was superman the next week it was aquaman, The cycle continued until I just forgot about it. (I know im horrible to my imaginary friend.
Katie K Imaginary friends are an important part of development. I believe that they have just as an important part in our childhood as real friends. It is the one time in your life you can truly have a companion who you can feel totally safe with and never worry about betrayal...