Tuning in to Teens® Online Course

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 parents skills in emotion coaching, which is to recognise, understand and respond to children’s emotions in an accepting, 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 Alfred Health Carer Services.

The course will be presented by 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:

Dates: 6x 2hrs sessions – Monday 26th April 2021 – Monday 31st May 2021

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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

An application process is conducted to ensure suitability as you will be required to attend all sessions to ensure good group cohesion. This program is suitable for all parents caring for a child with a disability, aged 3-12 years, across the state of Victoria. Places are limited, please apply/register with your name, address, and phone number via the following email address: frsc@each.com.au.

Registrations close on Monday 19th April 2021.


Tuning into Kids® 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


View Our Family Relationship Support for Carers Service

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