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Tuning in to Kids™ (Ballarat/ Sunshine) - early matters

A free, 6-week program to help parents/carers in specific areas of Ballarat and Sunshine to support your child's emotional intelligence and conflict management skills.

Emotionally Intelligent Parenting: Learn how to better understand and interact with your child.

Do you:

  • have a child aged 3-10 years old?
  • have difficulty managing your child’s behaviour?
  • want to strengthen your parenting skills?
  • want to learn ways to better connect with your child?
  • feel concerned about conflict in your home?

This research- and evidence-based program focuses on developing key skills to recognise and respond to your child's emotions, manage conflict and help your child develop emotional intelligence.

You'll learn:

  • to be aware and to regulate your own emotions
  • to be aware of your child’s emotions
  • to use your child’s emotional experiences as opportunities for closeness and teaching
  • skills to help your child verbally name their emotions
  • skills to help your child to problem solve
  • to guide your child’s behaviour with appropriate limits.


Who can attend?

Parents and carers of children aged between 3 and 10 who live in specific areas of Ballarat and Sunshine (Wendouree, Miners Rest, Canadian, Golden Point, Mount Pleasant, Mount Clear, Redan, Sebastopol, Delahey and Kings Park).

The early matters program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.


6 x weekly 1.5-hour group sessions. No groups are currently scheduled.

Contact us

early matters Sunshine
Phone: (03) 8311 9222
Email: [email protected]


No groups are currently scheduled. Please contact us to express your interest in future groups.

Free of charge. Bookings are essential as places are limited.
We provide online groups and face-to-face groups.
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Express your interest

Please note: We are funded to provide this program to families in Ballarat, and specific areas of Sunshine (Delahey and Kings Park). Please note we're experiencing some technical difficulties with our online forms which may delay our response to your enquiry. For urgent enquiries, please call us directly.

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Please enter the date that this program starts.
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