It can be difficult to help your child to develop the social skills and resilience they need to cope with playground politics.
As an adult, understanding how these skills develop in children may be helpful start as you parent your child.
Equally, resources that you can use with your child to build their understanding of how people interact with one another can be useful.
If you have continuing concerns, or if you feel that your child’s friendship problems are affecting their well-being and ability to participate successfully in the activities that other children their age typically enjoy, you may wish to seek professional advice.
A psychologist with training and experience in supporting children’s behaviour and emotions may be able to help with perspectives and strategies that you and your child have not tried yet.
The resources below could be a good starting point for your child and family.
If you want to help your child to manage mean kids and playground politics in a more positive way, Kids First’s experienced psychologists can help.
Sometimes, professional eyes see things in a new way, and you may be surprised at how quickly solutions to your problems can be found.
To make an appointment with a member of our team, call Kids First Children’s Services on (02) 9938 5419 or complete the inquiry form below and we will be in touch with you.