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Taylor Christopher Professor Stanton Growth & Development Case Study - Page 206 Imaginary Companions 1.) ‘First-borns’ and ‘only children’ tend to create imaginary friends more than other children. Their imaginary friends usually have personalities and characteristics completely opposite of their own. Children who have imaginary friends tend to be more creative than children who never had an imaginary friend. 2.) If I had had an imaginary friend when I was younger, I would have named him Michael after my idolized, hero figure when I was boy, Michael Jordan. He would have been a tall, bald, and athletic African American, identical to Michael Jordan. After his
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Unformatted text preview: role on one of my favorite movies from my childhood “Space Jam” and his elite play on the basketball court, I was sold on #23. :) 3.) I would observe whether or not the child would rely and trust their imaginary friend as much as they would their real friend. I would assume they trust their friend as much as themselves if they told secrets to their real friend as much as their imaginary friend. 4.) Having an imaginary friend is very common in children, especially children who are an only child, the first born of their siblings, or who struggle in engaging with their peers. Children seek comfort in having fellow companions just as much as adults....
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