If you had an imaginary friend as a child you know how special they were to you. For many of us, however, parenting or guiding a child with an imaginary pal may be a novel experience or even challenge. Dave McGinn discusses the many benefits to a child having imaginary friends. Here are a few tips on what to do (and what NOT to do) when you are faced with a face you can’t even see!
“In generations’ past, discovering your child’s bestie was a rainbow-haired elf or invisible flying dolphin would be cause for alarm. Now, Dave McGinn finds, researchers are tallying the many benefits – from better social skills to heightened creativity in adulthood – associated with these flights of fancy”