Scientists tell why children stopped making imaginary friends


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Nov 30, 2017

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In the era of gadgets and computers, children completely stopped inventing imaginary friends.

During Soviet times, any child had such a friend. In early 2001, the situation began to deteriorate sharply and only every second child spoke with an imaginary friend with whom it was possible to share secrets.

Today, psychologists from the UK reported that only 17% of children have imaginary friends. Communication begins at the age of 3, and by the age of 7 they completely forget about such a friend.

According to researchers, this state of affairs is due to the fact that gadgets have taken a decisive role in the life of a child and now it is difficult for children to express and express their creative beginnings.



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