21 Jul Encourage imagination!
Encourage your children to use their imagination. Allow their little minds to dream big dreams. When you hear about an imaginary friend engage your child by asking questions about this new friend. This is all a part of growing up. Find ways to teach life lessons by relating to these friends that you cannot see. Don’t discourage your child. Knowing you are interested in her thoughts gives her confidence that you care. The Andy Ant stories are based on a child’s relationship with his best friend—in this case a little ant that lives under the front steps of his house. Where does your child’s imaginary friend live? How much do you know about this special friend?