TODAY   |  October 15, 2013

Childhood imaginary friends have long-term impact

According to the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, talking to yourself helps improve your performance when you’re facing a challenge. Just think of your kid’s imaginary friend as an invisible confidence booster!

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>> not just child's play. anyone here have a pretend friend as a kid?

>> just as a kid?

>> well, actually it maybe something helpful later in life. these imaginary friends can actually help us. this is from the journal of experimental child psychology . turns out talking outloud to yourself.

>> yeah.

>> there's your imaginary friend .

>> what's his name again?

>> i don't know. luis. help improve your performance when you're