http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/lifestyle/202632_imaginary07.htmlA peek into one of the most intriguing childhood mysteries reveals that imaginary playmates are a staple of early development and persist well into the school years -- later than researchers once thought.
"I'm beginning to think it never goes away," said Marjorie Taylor, head of psychology at the University of Oregon and a leading researcher on children's pretend play. "What I think is it morphs into a different form." [continued]
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:Most kids, sooner or later, come to realize their make-believe buddies are not of this world.
In fact, Carlson said, some kids grew concerned about the researchers' grasp of reality during probing interviews.