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SniderD's Avatar Jump to comment 13 by SniderD

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I've seen more than one example of children not being able to tell the difference between make-believe and reality even when they are directly told that something is make believe.

Personally I was about 13 before I stopped believing in things like Ghosts and UFOs. One of my only memorable childhood fears was being abducted. It was a very real possibility to me. This was despite my parents saying "I don't think those things exist. They are not something to worry about."

Mon, 27 Oct 2008 13:02:00 UTC | #258810