How do you handle play date fights? B had a friend over yesterday and there were a few times where he got upset at his friend and stormed off, said he wasn’t his friend any more, etc. I wasn’t sure what to do - generally he needs some alone time to calm down but when he’s got a friend over and he’s only going to stay for another half hour it seems weird to leave him alone to play in the basement. The poor little boy left telling his mom that “B said he isn’t my friend anymore and I can’t come back again!” We later wrote a note of apology and I texted a photo of it to his mom, but...ugh.

He’s 4, if that helps.