Making friends and resolving conflict
Between the ages of four and six, your child’s social skills will develop enormously and you might notice that they are starting to have favourite friends.
As they do so, they’ll inevitably fall out from time to time, and it can be hard to know when to step in. Read our guide for advice on when to intervene in playground conflicts.
Coping with change
At this age, your child is likely to be facing some major life changes – whether it’s starting school and being more independent, or perhaps welcoming a new baby sibling at home.
In the face of all this, structure and routine becomes even more important to them, and they’ll need to know that you’re available to talk through their experiences and help them make sense of the world.