When children start school, they begin to engage more with their environment, they show new interests and their friendships become more intense and enduring.

Laughing together, experiencing adventures and sharing secrets: Friendships at primary school age are particularly important when it comes to your child's development. This is when the first deeper friendships are formed. They provide emotional support and are an important training ground for developing social skills - to name just two positive characteristics. On the Familienportal.NRW you will find helpful and varied suggestions on the topic of friendship in childhood.

An important task for parents now is to strengthen their child and support them in building self-esteem and self-confidence. This makes it easier for them to face challenges and form relationships with other people more quickly. In this section of the family portal, you can read about how to give your child inner strength and which tricks you should look out for as parents.

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