Tuning in to Kids® Online Course

A course program for parents and carers.

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 our 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 this 6-week program via the closed online Zoom platform – view the program breakdown below.

Dates: 6 x 2hrs sessions – Monday evenings – 13th July 2020 – 17th August 2020

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm


An application process is conducted to ensure suitability as you will need to be able to attend all sessions to ensure good group cohesion. This program is suitable for all parents with a child approximately 3-12 years of age with a disability.

Places are limited, please apply/register by contacting the EACH Team on 9210 8100 or via reception.greenwoodave@each.com.au.

Registrations close on Wednesday 8th July 2020.


Tuning in to Kids® 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 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 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 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 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 6          

Warm-up activity

Self-care activity

Reflection/home activity


Cover activities not completed earlier

Review principals

Closing and evaluation

For more information, please contact our FRSC Team on 1300 303 346 or via frsc@each.com.au.


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