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Imaginary companions and the children who create them

Author: Marjorie Taylor
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Taylor, Marjorie.
Imaginary companions and the children who create them.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(DLC) 98007753
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie Taylor
ISBN: 9780195146295 0195146298 1429403373 9781429403375 1280531983 9781280531989
OCLC Number: 252603274
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (215 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Marjorie Taylor.
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Marjorie Taylor provides an informed look at current thinking about pretend friends, dispelling any myths about them. Not only are imaginary companions surprisingly common, the children who have them  Read more...

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It's a lovely introduction into the fantasy life of a child. Washington Post

 
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