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Are children who create imaginary companions psychologically disturbed? What does the research say about this topic? Should you worry if your child has an imaginary friend?
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Having an imaginary friend (imaginary companion), is a normal and even healthy part of childhood play. Research on imaginary friends has been ongoing for decades, with doctors and parents alike wondering whether it’s healthy or “normal.” Most research has shown again and again that it’s typically a natural part of childhood for many children. Earlier research states as many as 65 percent of children up to age 7 had an imaginary friend.