Tuning in to Kids® and Tuning in to Teens® Online Course - Expression of Interest

A program for parents and carers of children with a disability.

Tuning in to Kids® and Tuning in to Teens® are evidence-based parenting programs 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 our Family Relationship Support for Carers Service and Kate French, Clinical Psychologist at Side by Side Psychology. Kate has been a “Tuning into Kids” and “Tuning into 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.

Program details:


Tuning in to Kids® – Suitable for parents of children with a disability aged under 12.
Tuning in to Teens® – Suitable for parents of children with a disability aged 12+.

Time & Dates: to be determined – register your expression of interest below.

Location: Online via Zoom, please register via the details below and Zoom details will be provided.

A Full 7-week commitment is required by participants to get a certificate of participation at the end of the course.

Register your interest in either or both courses and nominate your preferred day and time (morning or evening) using the below link.

Expression of interest: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/V5YI4.

Session Breakdown

Session 1
Normalising children’s behaviour
Emotional intelligence
Emotion Coaching
Why it improves children’s behaviour
Friendship skills
Home activities
Session 4
Guided relaxation
Self -care
Review home activity
Emotion Coaching
Parenting Styles
Problem Solving (the time and place)
Coaching children to manage fears and worries
Home activities
Session 2
Reviewing home activity
Naming the Emotion
Children’s development
Emotion coaching & praise
Emotion Tuning
Meta-emotion exercise
Emotion dismissive and Emotion coaching
Home activities
Session 5
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
Coaching anger
Managing fighting (siblings)
Home activities
Session 3
Review home activity
Spot the Emotion Coach opportunity
Developing empathy: the emotion detective
Being an Emotion Coach
How to reflect feelings
Additional strategies
Home activities
Session 6
Warm-up activity
Self-care activity
Reflection/home activity
Cover activities not completed earlier
Review principals
Closing and evaluation


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