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.

can offer a Tuning in to Kids Workshop for parents and carers from the 2nd November for 5 weeks on line. The sessions will be delivered via Zoom and will begin at 7.00pm and will be approximately 2 hours – 7.00pm-9.00pm.

A breakdown of the delivery and dates are below:

9th November –   Session 1: Setting Out – How to raise emotionally intelligent children

16th November – Session 2: Naming the emotion

23rd November – Session 3: Understanding your child’s emotional experience

30th November – Session 4: Self-care, problem solving and coaching fears and worries

7th December – Session 5: Coaching your child’s anger and emotionally intelligent parenting; now and in the future

Places will be limited so if you would like to reserve your place then please use the contact page available.

The cost of this course is £65.00 per family.

Just prior to the 9th November I will email the Zoom link and the relevant handouts for the coming session.