In my new book I write about ages and stages and I think it is helpful to understand that each stage of development seems to have a central question attached to it.

• Infancy: “How can I help my child feel more secure?”

• Toddler hood: “How can I help my child feel more in control?”

• Early childhood: “What can I do to help my child feel more grown up?”

 • Junior School: “How can I help my child feel more competent?