Dear Dr Adele Heyer, What developmental milestones should my child reach by age four?
The main goals for early childhood are to form an attachment with parents, learn self-regulation skills, develop communication and learning skills and learn how to relate to peers.
Overall, a caring and supportive environment will help a child to achieve these goals. But, sometimes there can be obstacles. Generally by four years of age a child should be able to interact well with adults and other children, be able to tell a simple story and understand the concept of friendship.
Parental concerns about delays in this area should always be taken seriously.
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