We seem to have a few behavioural issues creeping in at the moment. Not outright naughty, but our eldest is noticeably getting a bit wild and often not listening to us.
More tantrums creeping in from nowhere and at the slightest thing. Good insight into her behaviour when she’s calm, but but when the red mist descends there’s just no reasoning with her.
I don’t know how much of this is just normal four year old development stuff, pushing boundaries and trying to work life out, and what is formative behavioural patterns we need to get on top of.
It’s come at the same time as friendship groups at pre-school are starting to form (and reform on a day to day basis) and a groupthink mentality amongst them is starting to encroach on some of the independent spirit she seemed to had/has.
So she probably has a lot going on - and we’re trying to find the right balance between discipline and understanding. We’re having lots of talks currently and it feels like really hard work constantly reaffirming the need to be kind, considerate and (occasionally) etc.
Just wondering whether others have been through this stage around this age, what your experiences were, how you addressed it?