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. The programme has been shown to improve parenting, parent-child relationships and children’s emotional competence and behaviour. The program has been particularly effective with children with clinical-level emotional and behavioural difficulties. The ‘teens’ version is suitable for families with teenage children.
Tuning into Kids and Tuning into Teens is offered by Getset in children’s centres and by some Parent and Family Support Advisors who can be contacted through your child’s school.