Tuning in to Kids (TIK) is a parenting program for caregivers of children between 3 and 12 years old that focuses on emotions and is designed to help parents develop better relationships with their children. TIK teaches parents simple emotion coaching skills- how to recognize, understand, and manage their own and their children’s emotions. The program aims to prevent problems developing in children, promote emotional competence in parents and children, and reduce and treat problems with children’s emotional and behavioral functioning.

Delivery options for TIK range from 6-session program with the general community through a 10-session program for clinical/high need participants. TIK can be conducted in a community daily living setting, hospital, outpatient clinic, community-based agency, school setting, and virtual. TIK has materials available in English, Arabic, Cantonese, Somali, Vietnamese.

Learn skills in emotion coaching to help improve child’s emotional, social, and behavioral functioning; Increase the use of emotion coaching with child; Decrease the use of emotion dismissing with child; Increase caregiver emotion awareness and regulation; Improve caregiver connection with child; Help child increase emotional competence; Improve child’s behavioral functioning.