Tuning in to Kids - Western Melbourne

Tuning in to Kids parenting program help parents to build strong relationships with their children and enable them to communicate, even in difficult times.

Mother and child playing while leaning on couch

What we can offer:

The program helps parents to:

  • understand the relationship between their children’s emotions and their behaviour
  • support their children to manage strong emotions and deal with conflict
  • use their children’s emotional experiences as an opportunity for closeness and teaching
  • gain awareness and learn to regulate their own emotions
  • develop skills to assist children to verbally label their emotions
  • develop skills to assist children in problem solving
  • guide children’s behaviour with appropriate limits.

These programs are provided free to families who can benefit.

Child minding is provided when needed by a MacKillop employee. All MacKillop employees have a valid Working with Children Check and Police Check.

Who is eligible?

These programs are targeted towards the parents of children aged three to 12 years who live in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

How to access this service:

This program runs at various community locations across the western metropolitan suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria. 

For further information and enrolment details please call (03) 9680 8444 or email RegionalParentingService@mackillop.org.au.

The Tuning in to Kids program handouts, available at the sessions, have been translated into several languages including Vietnamese, Somali, Arabic, Chin, Amharic, Mandarin and Korean.

These resources were made possible by the support of Portland House Foundation in 2010. Read more