Navigation Links
Imaginary Friends are Good for Kids

Parents concerned that their kids are more content talking to an imaginary friend rather than a real one need not worry , for a new study has found that such a pal can have a positive effect on children.

Karen Majors, an educational psychologist at the Institute of Education in London also insists that imaginary friends are not a sign that your kid is having trouble with mixing with others of his or her age group, but a sign that your child has an active imagination.

Such companions, Majors also states, offer their creators a confidante as well as give their self-esteem a boost.

"Imaginative children will create imaginary friends. Companionship is a big part of it. They can be a way of boosting self-confidence," the Daily Mail quoted her, as saying.

She added that parents should not be worried that their kid's behaviour is not normal, for it is.

"Parents sometimes think, 'Is this healthy and how long should it go on for?' But it is a normal phenomenon for normal children. And it's very healthy," she said.

Ms Majors found that while girls tend to adopt younger companions, boys' imaginary friends are older, more heroic characters.

She also noted that an only child or one with a large age gap from his or her siblings is most likely to create imaginary pals to keep him or her company.

Imaginary friends are also common in victims of bullying, or when a sibling is born.

In many cases, an imaginary pal can also be a wish that a child longs to be fulfilled.

The new study also supports the findings of earlier research by psychologist Anna Toby that found that "children who have imaginary companions have more advanced communication skills".


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Brain Images Show Hysteria Not an Imaginary Disorder
2. Friendship can extend lifespan
3. Teenagers Take More Risk-Taking Behaviors In The Company Of Same Sex Friends
4. Friends of Earth Protest water Diversion Project ,Garrison-II.
5. Rush Study Shows That Interactions with Friends and Family Prevents Damaging Effects of Alzheimers disease
6. Gossip Fosters Friendship?
7. TN College Students Make Friends With HIV Positive Persons
8. Friendship Clinic: Psychologist Helps Children With ADHD Make Friends
9. Family and Friends Team Up to Provide LA Man With Kidney Transplant
10. Cox Cringes Seeing Her Skinny Friends Body!
11. Four-legged Friends Connect Online at Dogster
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes for Research ... June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , AIR experts ... planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers will be ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... preset to fit their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film ... all fully customizable and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson ... Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. ... the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June ... with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking ... common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, ... at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his ... it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- According to a new market research ... Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, ... Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & Global Forecasts to ... for the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. This ... 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, growing at ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator ... more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it ... funding is led by Innova Memphis, followed by ... private investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate the ... market release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Any dentist who has made an implant supported ... Many of them do not even offer this as a ... laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE able to offer ... high cost that the majority of today,s patients would not ... Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and inventor of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: