IMAGINARY FRIEND IN A BOX
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It has been discovered that children with imaginary companions may develop language skills and retain knowledge faster than children without them. This may be because these children get more linguistic practice than their peers as a result of carrying out "conversations" with their imaginary friends.
Kutner(n.d.) reports that 65% of seven-year-old children confirm that they have had an imaginary companion at some point in their lives. Imaginary friends provide comfort in times of stress, companionship when they're lonely, someone to boss around when they feel powerless, and someone to blame for the broken lamp in the living room. Most importantly, an imaginary friend is a tool young children use to help them make sense of the adult world.