Furthermore, Mark Taylor de Fell proved that lonely children are not always the only ones with imaginary friends. Some childrennormal childrenhave imaginary friends for fun. In the book Imaginary Companionswritten by Mark Taylorhe says, It is not solely children who are firstborns or who have no siblings who create imaginary companions, and the apperance of imaginary companions in the lives of these children is not necessarily a sign of loneliness or psychological distress. Furthermore, based on the study by Jarome Dubanchan, Yale professor of psychology, imaginary friends dramatically increase childrens preformance in school.
Considering one of his studies conducted at a public elementary school with 800 children, children who claim to have imaginary friends concentrate better in school. Although all of the above is true, childrens intensified relationships with their imaginary friend could be a cue that they need reassurance from the people who are the most important to them. Children need reassurance from the people that they will continue to be a part of their life and that the people can help the children with them problems.