"Tuning in to Kids" is an evidence-based parenting program that focuses on the emotional connection between parents and children. The program offers parents skills in emotion coaching, which is to recognise, understand and respond to children's emotions in an accepting, supportive way. This can be hugely challenging as a parent, this program is facilitated by very empathetic clinicians and we aim to make this a program that parents feel safe and accepted, just as we wish for children.
The six week program enables parents to help the child to understand and manage their emotions. Tuning in to Kids was developed by Dr Sophie Havighurst and Ann Harley in Melbourne, Australia, and has been evaluated in multiple randomised controlled trials that have shown the program leads to positive outcomes including improving parenting skills and confidence, strengthening parent-child relationships and children's emotional understanding, regulation and therefore behaviour.
Research and trials have shown the program to be especially helpful for children and parents with clinical-level emotional and or behavioural challenges.
To book in for this program please email [email protected] and our upcoming group dates will be forwarded to you. Or alternatively please fill in the expression of interest below and we will contact you with upcoming dates and details.
Group bookings for community groups, kindergartens and schools are also available.