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My 9yr old thinks his toy is real.

My son says is toy is alive. While I like that he's so imaginative, am I being a worrywart thinking this is strange?

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Asked by samitestar at 9:03 AM on Dec. 3, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • Sounds to me like he's just playing. My 8 yr old will do that with his toys sometimes. Just sounds like a very vivid imagination, which to me would be a great thing.

    Answer by tropicalmama at 9:25 AM on Dec. 3, 2009

  • I always felt like my stuffed animals were real when I was a kid. I used to rotate who got to sleep with me so their feelings wouldn't be hurt. I probably did this until I was 11 or so.

    Answer by mompam at 10:18 AM on Dec. 3, 2009

  • It's called an imagination. It's a great thing to have, let him explore it.

    Answer by BaisMom at 11:30 AM on Dec. 4, 2009

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