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‘Tuning into Teens’ for parents of teenagers



Tuning into Teens (TINT) is designed to support and help parents teach their teenage children to control, understand and express their emotions in healthy and positive ways. TINT helps parents recognise, understand and respond to their teenager’s emotions, which in turn helps them manage their own emotions.

Who is it for?

This program is for parents and carers of 9-18 year olds and will teach you how to manage your own and your adolescent’s emotions in ways that help you to remain close and keep communicating. By learning these skills, you are less likely to have as much conflict within your family and your teen is more likely to talk to you about the challenging issues they face. These are factors that have been found to reduce the risk of mental health and substance abuse problems.


What will it be like?

Seminars, group programs and workshops offer a safe, supportive environment where you can share your thoughts and ideas, and learn from others with similar experiences. You will experience a positive, practical approach that builds on strengths within yourself and in your relationships.

Key outcomes

  • Clarify your problems.
  • Gain new perspectives.
  • Work through change.


How can it help me?

Tuning into Teens shows you how to help your teen develop emotional intelligence. Adolescents with higher emotional intelligence:

  • Are more aware, assertive and strong in situations of 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!


Dates and Location

  • No fee
  • For parents of Teens
  • 6 consecutive Thursday’s
  • Light snack provided
  • Venue: Headspace, 65 Smith St, Kempsey
  • Dates: 28 July to 01 Sep 2022
  • Times: 10am-12.30pm




10:00 am - 12:30 pm


headspace Kempsey, 65 Smith St, Kempsey NSW
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Registered Charity

We are a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC)

Our Funding

We are funded by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice.

How to contact us

Our Main Office Location

21 Verge Street, Kempsey NSW 2440

Phone: (02) 6563 1588

Our Vision

Our vision is for a safe, equitable and inclusive society where children, families and communities are safe, healthy, resilient and connected.