Tuning in to Kids

About Tuning in to Kids (information for parents and carers)

Tuning in to Kids™ is a parenting programme that helps children from preschool to 8 years of age, learn to understand and regulate their emotions. Previous research has found that parenting styles can influence a child’s emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and control your emotions, as well as being able to communicate to others about how you feel. Children with good emotional intelligence often have better emotional, social and physical functioning, as well as fewer behavioural difficulties.

Tuning in to Kids™ aims to give you helpful ways of teaching your child how to develop good emotional skills. It also teaches you how to develop:

·  awareness of your children’s emotions

·  to use children’s emotional experiences as an opportunity for closeness and teaching

·  skills in assisting children to verbally label and manage their emotions

·  skills in assisting children in problem solving

·  to guide children’s behaviour with appropriate limits

Tuning in to KidsTM involves watching video material, group discussions and exercises, role plays, reading information and home activities where you try out different ways of responding to your child’s emotions. Parents and carers are encouraged to share experiences and ideas within the group and I may use these as examples to explain and teach the skills of emotion coaching.

The sessions will be delivered via Zoom and will begin at a time to suite you. Each session is usually between 1 – 2 hours. These could be individual or with a group.

A breakdown of the delivery is set out below:

Session 1: Setting Out – How to raise emotionally intelligent children

Session 2: Naming the emotion

Session 3: Understanding your child’s emotional experience

Session 4: Self-care, problem solving and coaching fears and worries

Session 5: Coaching your child’s anger and emotionally intelligent parenting; now and in the future

Dates are available upon request. Please use the contact page available to discuss your needs.

The cost of this course is £65.00 per family – payable prior to the start of the course.

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