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Old 09-23-2019, 02:13 PM
 
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I just saw a video about how today, some Japanese men now have life-sized, very realistic dolls that they take everywhere and treat as if it were their girlfriend or spouse.
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Old 09-24-2019, 02:32 PM
 
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And some NEVER outgrow their need for dolls. I have seen grown women carrying around those very expensive "life-like dolls", pushing them in strollers and acting like they were real babies. These were not "special needs" adults, either.


There once was a woman on one of the cruise boards who was complaining that the cabin steward balked at bringing two baby cribs to her cabin because she was traveling with two dolls and they COULD NOT share a crib. She said the dining room staff was rather rude about having two high chairs at the table at every meal. Now, that *could* have been someone just having us off, but somehow I have a feeling that she was the real thing.
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Old 09-24-2019, 02:38 PM
 
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I was at the fairgrounds last week and I kept noticing this little girl pulling a fairly large size doll around in a wheel chair. She looked like she was about 10-12 years old, and it kind of struck me as odd that a girl that old would still be that much into taking dolls with her.
I'm not starting this to be some great debate, just curious as to when this usually phases out did you as parents kind of gently discourage it after awhile?

It COULD be that the 10-12 yr old is taking a child development course in school, and has been assigned the doll to take care of.. Just a thought.
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Old 09-24-2019, 02:39 PM
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AG dolls are expensive and if given to a very young child, they could tear it up.
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Old 09-24-2019, 02:40 PM
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And some NEVER outgrow their need for dolls. I have seen grown women carrying around those very expensive "life-like dolls", pushing them in strollers and acting like they were real babies. These were not "special needs" adults, either. .
OMG...I would freak out if I saw that.
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Old 11-04-2019, 03:15 AM
 
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I was at the fairgrounds last week and I kept noticing this little girl pulling a fairly large size plush soft doll around in a wheelchair. She looked like she was about 10-12 years old, and it kind of struck me as odd that a girl that old would still be that much into taking dolls with her.
I'm not starting this to be some great debate, just curious as to when this usually phases out did you as parents kind of gently discourage it after awhile?
I don't think its wrong as it's her life and she can do whatever she likes. Just an opinion No Offense
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Old 11-04-2019, 07:00 AM
 
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American Girl dolls are recommended for ages 8 and up. I'd be thrilled to know any child I bought one for still liked playing with it for few years, since they are $100+. And I realize you didn't say what kind of doll it was, but AG does have a doll that comes with a wheel chair as part of their inclusion policy.
Awww, this reminds me of my sweet granddaughter.

When she was 13 years old, she asked for an American Girl doll backpack for Christmas. My husband said, "I can't believe you're still buying her doll stuff. She's too old for that." I said, "She requested it - and I can almost guarantee you that next year she won't want ANY doll stuff. So this is the last year we'll be buying her anything related to dolls - I'm nearly certain - so heck yes, I'm going to get it for her."

And I was right. By the time she was 14, she wasn't into dolls anymore. It was the last hoorah but I was sure glad to hoorah with her!
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:09 AM
 
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It COULD be that the 10-12 yr old is taking a child development course in school, and has been assigned the doll to take care of.. Just a thought.
That class was taken at my high school and students had to take a “baby” home as part of their project. That being said, I stopped playing with dolls around 14. Let kids be kids, they grow too fast as it is
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:26 AM
 
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And some NEVER outgrow their need for dolls. I have seen grown women carrying around those very expensive "life-like dolls", pushing them in strollers and acting like they were real babies. These were not "special needs" adults, either.


There once was a woman on one of the cruise boards who was complaining that the cabin steward balked at bringing two baby cribs to her cabin because she was traveling with two dolls and they COULD NOT share a crib. She said the dining room staff was rather rude about having two high chairs at the table at every meal. Now, that *could* have been someone just having us off, but somehow I have a feeling that she was the real thing.
I would say, by definition, that's a "special needs" adult, even if her "special need" doesn't show itself in other ways.
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:31 AM
 
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For those interested in dolls, this is SO CUTE and refreshing!

Tree Change Dolls


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG-7e1vaB18
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