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“I have a nearly four year old and the latest trend is her imaginary friend ‘ghosty’ is to blame for any naughty behavior. What do you do ..ignore….talk about the imaginary naughty friend ???? Help x” Any tips for a child with a naughty imaginary friend?

Posted by Mel, 03/05/13

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  • Sounds like ‘Drop Dead Fred’ Good Luck


  • Hi I loved the naught stool idea too. Hope it worked for u


  • I’d go with the “naughty stool” (or mat) and say that, because your daughter is 4, she will stay on the naughty stool for 4 minutes for her, and another 4 minutes for her friend. 8 minutes is a long time for a little girl, and she’ll soon learn that if she does something wrong, and owns up herself, she’ll only spend 4 minutes of “time out”, instead of double that for blaming her “friend”.


  • thats kind of cute hey … i wish i had someone to blame when i was young


  • what did you end up doing?


  • I think that both of them getting in trouble is a great idea – will have to try to remember that one


  • Very cute – what did you end up having to do?


  • What did you end up doing?


  • Oh gosh, 2 naughty stools, how cute-practical though.


  • I like the idea of two naughty stools.


  • What did you end up doing?


  • I would look into the reason your child has the need for an imaginary friend and would not encourage this behaviour.


  • Two naughty stools in the naughty corner it’s very simple no dessert for the two naughty people. A early night no tv. For both of them… Oh yes I would be punishing the friend to… As a child I had a friend and. Mine was very real… So yes. Punish both. The friend will leave because it will not like getting in trouble tooo. I know it sounds silly but it works …


  • my son has an imaginary friend and has had for years, just talk to her and explain to both about it good luck


  • I hope you were able to solve the problem with all the useful tips


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