Both myself & my sister had imaginary friends who lived in our toy cupboard.They were called Jaffa & Jenna,according to my mum & apparently we firmly believed that they were real.I can't remember when we finally decided that they didn't exist,so this probably isn't much help to you.
my ds is nearly 5 and he has had an imaginary friend for about 2 years now, he doesn't talk to him he just talks about him eg "xxxx is coming to take me out to play football today or did you just see that big lorry xxxx was driving it". During the last couple of months when people have asked my ds about his 'friend' he has started telling people that he is not real.
I think it is just a phase that they will grow out of and if it helps them I don't think there is anything wrong with it.
you are all prob gonna pysl, but i loved he-man when i was little. he was my imaginary friend and my mum said (i can even remember doing it!) that i used to turn around while sat in the front seat of the car and talk to him, i also used to snuggle into the back seat, thinking it was him and
DD2 has had an imaginary friend for about 3 years. His name is Dunny Dun. He pops up every so often. He does amazing things. He can drive a car and apparently he taught her. She's 6. A few months ago he had a baby sister. Couldn't believe it. Bad enough that Dunny Dun keeps coming by with a blimming sister! lol
probably about 5/6/7 at time...
just helped execise my imagination I think, as I don't recall it (no name I remember) appearing in times of stress- just probably times of boredom (my siblings were all a bit older than me)
Don't think it's a problem really - just a sign of a 'fertile' imagination!!... get her doing some drama classes!
I had an imaginary friend for years - Auntie Beryl came everywhere with me!!! I used to scream when my brother used to sit on her! And I could see her until I was quite old. I still know what she looks like now!!
But don't worry, apparrently, its a sign of intelligence!!!