Dr Anna Cohen, Sydney’s leading clinical child psychologist from Kids & Co, and author of Taming Teens shares tips for spotting the signs that your child is unhappy in their friendship group.

The relationships children form in their early years play an important role in shaping them as individuals. Who they chose to associate with can change the way they act and treat others.

Many parents happily send their children off to school with the knowledge that they will develop relationships that will help them grow and mature. But, it can be tricky for children to navigate these relationships on their own. It can take your child a number of attempts before they figure out who they ‘click’ with, and of course, who they don’t.