Tuning in to Kids and Tuning in to Teens offer an approach to parenting which supports children and young people’s emotional development and intelligence. Parents build strategies to help kids through difficult moments in ways that bring kids and parents closer, and help children and young people learn how to cope with and manage emotions in healthy ways.
Participants learn EMOTION COACHING principles and skills to help kids and teenagers..... • recognise and understand their own and other people’s feelings • talk about and manage their emotions in safe and appropriate ways • grow in confidence in solving problems and managing disagreements Cost includes group sessions, resources, and refreshments. If cost is a difficulty please speak with Angela.
TUNING in to KIDS and TUNING in to TEENS
Tuning into Kids and Tuning in to Teens were developed by the University of Melbourne to help families, and other settings such as schools, to support kids and young people to manage difficult feelings better. Parents, carers and teachers learn skills to teach kids healthy ways of recognising, understanding and acting on feelings- in themselves and others.
These skills are often called ‘emotional intelligence’, and research shows they are really important for children and young people. Kids and young people who build these 'emotional intelligence skills'....
enjoy greater success with making friends and managing conflict with peers
have better concentration, so they are more likely to succeed academically
are more able to self soothe when upset or angry
tend to have fewer illnesses growing up
have more stable and satisfying relationships as adults; and
have greater career success ...emotional intelligence may be a better predictor of academic and career success than IQ!
The courses are suitable for is suitable for:
parents, carers, mentors and teachers of children and young people who are experiencing the usual ups and downs of growing up,
parents and carers who are supporting children and young people who have a disability, or who are recovering from trauma and difficult experiences.
We get great feedback from parents, carers and those working with children about Tuning in to Kids- those who attend the course report finding the ideas and skills helpful, for themselves, their children and young people, and their family relationships.