Tuning in to Teens® Online Course

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

Tuning in to Teens 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 7-week program via the closed online Zoom platform – view the program breakdown below.

Topic: Tuning into Teens® Course –Suitable for parents of children with a disability aged 12+ in Victoria.

Time & Dates: Sessions will be delivered via zoom for 7 weeks on Mondays from 10am – 12 noon on the following dates:

  • July 11th, 18th, 25th, August 1st, 8th, 15th 2022. A booster session will be organised in consultation with the participants at the end of the course.

A Full 7-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.

Register HERE


Tuning into Teens® Session Breakdown

Session 1
Normalising children’s behaviour
Emotional intelligence
Emotion Coaching
Why it improves children’s behaviour
Friendship skills
Role play
Home activities
Session 4
Guided relaxation
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
Role plays
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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