Tuning into Teens Course for Parents

The Radford Secondary School counselling team will be offering the Tuning in to Teens™  parenting program on campus, over six sessions on Monday evenings, from 5:00 pm–7:00 pm, starting on 1 May and concluding on 12 June 2023.

This program is offered to parents with a student in Years 7–12.  Tuning into Teens is an evidence-based program using the principles of emotional intelligence and emotional coaching to enhance parenting skills.

Participation in the program will be determined by a pre-program interview and participants will be capped at approximately 12.  Please fill out the expression of interest form at https://forms.office.com/r/ACD... if you are interested in the program.

Tuning in to Teens™ is a six-session parenting program which aims to assist parents with developing the skills to talk with their teens about emotions, develop emotion intelligence in teens, and help with conflict management in the home. 

 This program works with the principle of emotional intelligence.  Teens with higher emotional intelligence:

  • Are more aware, assertive, and strong in situations with peer pressure
  • Have greater success with making friends and are more able to manage conflict with peers
  • Are more able to cope when upset or angry
  • Have fewer mental health and substance abuse difficulties
  • Have more stable and satisfying relationships as adults
  • Have greater career success - emotional intelligence may be a better predictor of academic and career success than IQ. 

Some more information on Emotion Coaching can be found in the video below.