The Tuning into Kids® program is designed to teach parents and carers of children in primary school how to foster emotional intelligence in children by developing their skills in emotion coaching. If your child is older than primary school, we also offer a Tuning into Teens program. 

Emotion coaching is a way of responding to emotions that can help children understand, regulate, and work through their emotions so they can manage their behaviour and respond in socially appropriate ways.

Through interactive sessions, participants in Tuning into Kids® learn practical skills and strategies for building stronger relationships with their children. We teach parents and carers to notice children’s emotions, especially before emotions have become overwhelming for the child. We encourage parents and carers to accept, validate and empathise with their child’s emotions, help reflect upon or name the emotions being experienced and, if necessary, help their child work through the emotions and problem-solve.

By improving emotional literacy and communication, parents and carers can help children develop a better understanding of themselves and others, leading to improved mental health and wellbeing.

Children with higher emotional intelligence:

  • have greater success with making and keeping friends
  • have better concentration at school
  • are more able to calm down when upset or angry.

Tuning into Kids® helps parents to:

  • improve interactions with their child
  • better understand their child
  • help their child learn to manage their emotion
  • help to prevent behavioural problems
  • teach their child to deal with conflict.
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Note: Tuning into Kids will not be running in term 2 but will return for term 3.


Free, but registrations are essential.


Groups run once a week for six weeks, for two hours each session. Please contact us to find out about our upcoming groups. 


Groups are held at a variety of locations across the ACT and online. Please contact us to find out about our upcoming groups.

Contact us

Registrations are essential for Tuning into Kids® as places are limited. This course is held several times a year. To enquire about registering for Tuning into Kids®, please contact a member of our team:

Phone: 02 6264 0200