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Mindful – Centre for Training and
Research in Developmental Health

Building C, 50 Flemington St,
Travancore   Vic 3031

Phone: 03 9371 0214
Email: [email protected]


Tuning in to Kids

What is Tuning in to Kids?
Tuning in to Kids is a parenting program that helps children learn to understand and regulate their emotions. It teaches parents:

  • awareness and regulation of their own emotions
  • awareness of their children’s emotions
  • to use children’s emotional experiences as an opportunity for closeness and teaching
  • skills in assisting children to verbally label their emotions
  • skills in assisting children in problem solving
  • to guide children’s behaviour with appropriate limits

The research evaluation of Tuning in to Kids found that when parents learned these parenting skills, this was related to improvements in children’s emotional competence, social skills and behaviour. For children with behaviour or anxiety problems, the program was particularly effective.

What is the program?
The program is a 6-session group parenting program with a structured manual for the facilitator to follow. The manual includes a range of resources, including handouts for parents (also on CD), and a DVD demonstrating the parenting skills showing families from a range of cultural backgrounds. The ideas and techniques taught in the program will be useful for parents of children of all ages, but are particularly relevant for parents of preschoolers.

What is included in the training?
The training introduces professionals to the theory and research behind the program and outlines the philosophical approach, which is a focus on valuing emotions in the parent-child relationship. The training then covers the key skills taught in the pogram in an experiential way.

Those completing the training will be certified as Tuning in to Kids program facilitators

Who is the training for?
Parent educators, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, speech language therapists, guidance officers, teachers, child care workers and others working with children and families.

Tuning into Kids

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Please contact [email protected] or phone +61 3 9371 0214 .



Mindful – Centre for Training and Research in Developmental Health

Building C, 50 Flemington Street, Flemington Vic 3031 Melway Reference: Map 29 A11
Enter from Gate 1 on Flemington St. Parking is not available in this area unless pre arranged.


On street Parking is available in Cashmere St, Mooltan St, Flemington St and at the Essendon Hockey Centre. Check the signs for restrictions. There is a back entrance to Mindful from Cashmere St and a lane way from between 115-117 Mooltan St to the back entrance to Mindful.

Public Transport

Tram number 59 (Airport West) travels along Elizabeth St and Flemington Rd, get off at Stop number 25 or 26.
Flemington Bridge train station (Upfield Line) is a 10 minute walk
New Market train station (Craigieburn Line) is a 15minute walk