As your child gets older, good communication will make it easier for you to talk to them about things like school, growing up, friendships and problems. This is the time when they will need your support and guidance - you will probably be the first person they will turn to if they need to talk. During this time your child will look on you as an example of how to behave and your opinion is very important. Trust is key, if your child trusts you they will confide in you and tell you things you may need to know. If you are offhand, too busy or tell others when you have promised not to, they won’t!
As children develop and mix with others they develop a range of interpersonal skills that will become the foundations of their personality.
Children often need help or guidance interacting with others appropriately, to overcome shyness or to manage and understand their emotions and feelings.