A program for parents and carers of children with a disability.
Tuning in to Kids is an evidence-based parenting program that focuses on the emotional connection between parents and children. In particular, the program teaches parenting skills in emotion coaching, which is to recognise, understand and respond to children’s emotions in an accepting and supportive way. This approach helps the child to understand and manage their emotions.
This series of FREE online workshops are a partnership between EACH Family Relationship Support for Carers Service and Kate French, Clinical Psychologist at Side by Side Psychology. Kate has been a Tuning in to Kids® and Tuning in to Teens® facilitator for years and is passionate about helping children become more resilient and have better emotional regulation skills. She will be taking parents through the 6-week program via the closed online Zoom platform – view the program breakdown below.
Topic: Tuning into Kids® Course –Suitable for parents of children with a disability aged under 12y.
Time & Dates: Sessions will be delivered via zoom for 6 weeks on Mondays from 6pm – 8pm on the following dates:
- October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th – November 1st and 8th. A booster session will be organised in consultation with the participants at the end of the course.
A Full 6-week commitment is required by participants to get a certificate of participation at the end of the course.
Please click on the link below to register and obtain your ticket to do the course.
Tuning into Kids® Session Breakdown
Normalising children’s behaviour
Why it improves children’s behaviour
Review home activity
Problem Solving (the time and place)
Coaching children to manage fears and worries
Reviewing home activity
Naming the Emotion
Emotion coaching & praise
Emotion dismissive and Emotion coaching
Progressive muscle relaxation
Home activity review
Understanding your own anger
Responding to children’s anger
Strategies for expressing & regulating anger
Strategies for responding to challenging behaviour
Managing fighting (siblings)
Review home activity
Spot the Emotion Coach opportunity
Developing empathy: the emotion detective
Being an Emotion Coach
How to reflect feelings
Cover activities not completed earlier
Closing and evaluation