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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 Ballarat and specific areas of Sunshine (Delahey and Kings Park).

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

Upcoming group dates

Six sessions from 10 - 11:30am on Mondays in term 3, 2024:

  • 29 July
  • 5 August
  • 12 August
  • 19 August
  • 26 August
  • 2 September.

Contact us

early matters Ballarat
Phone: (03) 5337 9222
Email: [email protected]


Starts on 29 July 2024 at 10am. See 'Upcoming group dates' for more information.

Free of charge. Bookings are essential as places are limited.
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Please note: We are funded to provide this program to families in Ballarat, and specific areas of Sunshine (Delahey and Kings Park).

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