Raising concerns about a child’s behaviour to a parent can feel awkward or even scary. It’s important to keep perspective and remain calm.
So your child has run into difficulty with another child
If your child has just told you what happened, step away from the phone. It’s natural to want to protect them from distress, but sometimes we step in too quickly, says psychotherapist and author Stella O’Malley. “Children should have the freedom to fall out with each other. It’s harder for them to fall back in once adults are involved.”