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Imaginary Companions and the Children Who Create Them

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ISBN-10: 0195146298

ISBN-13: 9780195146295

Edition: 1999

Authors: Marjorie Taylor

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Many parents delight in their child's imaginary companion as evidence of a lively imagination and creative mind. At the same time, parents sometimes wonder if the imaginary companion might be a sign that something is wrong. Does having a pretend friend mean that the child is in emotional distress? That he or she has difficulty communicating with other children? In this fascinating book, Marjorie Taylor provides an informed look at current thinking about pretend friends, dispelling many myths about them. In the past a child with an imaginary companion might have been considered peculiar, shy, or even troubled, but according to Taylor the reality is much more positive--and interesting. Not…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/3/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Introduction
What Are Imaginary Companions Like?
The Characteristics of Children Who Create Imaginary Companions
Why Do Children Create Imaginary Companions?
Do Children Think Their Imaginary Companions Are Real?
What Happens to the Imaginary Companions Created in Early Childhood?
Do Older Children and Adults Create Imaginary Companions?
Fantasy in the Lives of Children and Adults
Notes
References
Acknowledgments
Permissions
Index