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Free parent event: How to manage mean kids & playground politics 

Kids First’s next free event is about how to help children manage mean kids and playground politics

Is making and keeping friends a minefield for your child? Does your child struggle because of:

  • Conflict with other kids?
  • ‘Best friend’ issues?
  • Social isolation?
  • Difficulties with joining a game or fitting in?
  • Exclusion from groups?

Don’t miss this valuable free presentation by experienced Psychologist Louella Covich. At this important parent seminar, Louella will explain how to help your child navigate the complicated landscape of playground friendships.

Find out how to identify friendship problems, what to say and how to provide practical support to your son or daughter.



Louella Covich Psychologist at Kids First Children's Services in Sydney's northern beachesLouella Covich – Psychologist

Louella Covich is highly qualified psychologist who has extensive experience supporting children of all ages and abilities. During her career, she has supported hundreds of children and families. Louella’s focus is on providing practical solutions to everyday problems and to help children overcome social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.  Every day, she supports kids who struggle with challenges such as anxiety, depression, ADHD and low self-esteem. She also provides children and teens with effective strategies for dealing with issues such as bullying and playground conflict. As a parent herself, Louella understands the important role that families play in guiding their children through troubling experiences. She works closely with parents and carers, providing behaviour management advice and practical support during periods of grief and loss, separation and stress.

In addition to her individual therapy work, Louella facilitates Circle of Friends, Kids First’s popular small group program which helps children aged 6-8 and 9-11 to build social and friendship skills.


Who is this event for?

How to manage mean kids & playground politics  is best suited to parents and carers of children aged 5 to 11.

Early educators, teachers and other professionals who work with children are also most welcome to attend.

Download a printable flyer here to share on the notice board at your child's playgroup, preschool or school


Event details

Date:        Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Time:        7.00pm to 9.00pm
Venue:      The Chairman’s Lounge, Brookvale Oval

The Chairman’s Lounge is located in the Ken Arthurson stand on the first floor of the Brookvale Oval stadium complex. Entry is via the stairs near the main gate located on Alfred Street, Brookvale. Parking is available in the Brookvale Oval complex and in neighbouring streets.

Your respect for our cancellation policy (detailed below) is appreciated



Free places at Kids First Community Service Seminars are reserved on a first-come, first served basis and due to the heavy expected demand for this event, bookings are essential.

This will be the only presentation of this seminar for 2018.


Cancellation Policy

If you book a place and fail to attend this event, another family may miss out on the opportunity to participate. Should your plans change, please inform us of your change of circumstances at least 24 hours prior to the event. Kids First reserves the right to wait-list guests who have held bookings for free Community Service Seminars in the past and have, without notice, failed to attend.

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