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Subject:Spirit Guide vs Imaginary Friend
Time:04:48 pm
My son (who is almost 8) has recently been describing someone to me that he is calling a Spirit Guide. Evidently, said guide follows my car on a skateboard, among other things. How can a parent tell the difference between a Guide and an imaginary friend? My son is a little old to develop an imaginary friend, but he's had a rough time the last couple of years. Does it matter which it is, as long as he feels better having this guide?
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mzwyndi
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Time:2006-02-13 02:39 pm (UTC)
I seem to have had just the one, with a perfectly normal little boy name. Strangely, my son has one by the same name, among a cast of about a half-dozen.

Now, could one speculate that this is a ghost, a spirit, a guide, a fairy, an ancestor, a guardian angel, et al? Sure. But I tend to approach my magic with an eye for the pragmatic. If it doesn't matter what it is, why bother trying to nail it down? Makes the kid happy, hooray for that.
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