We live in a changing world today where parenting can be complex. 

Parenting has become much more complex as we navigate the Covid pandemic. Sometimes it is hard to see the wood for the trees in parenting and so easy to get stuck in a rut. Attending a parenting program can give you the chance to take stock and consider things from a  different perspective. It can also help you to connect with other parents who may well be experiencing similar challenges. It helps to not feel alone. Small changes to how we communicate with our children can bring about significant shifts. Our programs do not advocate a "one size fits all" approach. We recognise that all children and indeed all families are different but that everyone can benefit from increased emotional intelligence. Our Tuning in to Teens programs help you to:

  • Connect with your teen with more ease

  • Talk with your teen about the challenges they face

  • Support your teen to better manage their emotions

  • Teach your teen to deal with conflict

  • Communicate more effectively with your teen

  • Understand your teen better

  • Help your teen to manage those difficult emotions 

  • Help to prevent behavioural issues in your teen

  • Teach your teen how to deal with conflict more effectively.


“Parents who speak with their children about their feelings have children who develop emotional intelligence and can understand their own and other people’s feelings more fully.”
― Daniel J. Siegel,

What is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional Intelligence is about using your emotions to guide you through the world. It is about being able to use your own knowledge of emotions to make decisions, to calm yourself down, to manage anger and conflict, and to help in your relationships.

Why is Emotional Intelligence important ?

Children with greater Emotional Intelligence have been shown to:

have greater success with making friendships
be more able to manage conflict with peers
be better able to self-soothe when upset or angry & have fewer behaviour problems
have better concentration  
have fewer childhood illnesses 
Emotional Intelligence may be a better predictor of academic and career success than IQ!