About Parent Effectiveness Training
Dr. Thomas Gordon's, Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) class is the pioneering program that has helped millions of parents around the world. There are classes offered by certified P.E.T. Instructors throughout the country and in many different countries in the world.
This program was created by award-winning psychologist and three-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Dr. Thomas Gordon in 1962 and is widely recognized as the first skill-based training program for parents. It spawned the widespread parent training movement in the U.S. and it has been taught to over a million parents in 43 countries around the world.
Whether you're the parent of a toddler or a teenager, you know that parenting can be challenging-even overwhelming at times. Unfortunately, children don't come with an instruction manual. And, being a parent doesn't always mean that you automatically or instinctively know what to do.
Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) offers proven communication skills that really work. When they use these skills, parents are amazed with the dramatic improvement both in their families and in all their relationships. A major revision of the P.E.T. program was completed in July, 2006 with up-to-date examples, new content and more.
You, too, can learn these communication and conflict resolution skills through Dr. Gordon's P.E.T. program, taught by a certified P.E.T. Instructor.
How You and Your Family Will Benefit
Your children will feel free to discuss their problems and concerns with you instead of withdrawing.
They will learn self-discipline, self-control and an inner sense of personal responsibility.
You will learn how to work with each other instead of against each other.
You'll experience fewer angry outbursts and more problem-solving.
Everyone can participate in rule-setting so all will feel motivated to comply with the rules.
Fewer power struggles-less tension, less resentment, more fun, more peace, more love.
What You Will Learn
How to talk to your children so that they will listen to you.
How to listen to your children so they feel genuinely understood.
How to resolve conflicts and problems in your family so that no one loses and problems stay solved.
A method for troubleshooting family problems and knowing which skills to use to solve them.
How the Program Works
This intensive, proven program is taught only by instructors certified by Gordon Training International. The P.E.T. class consists of brief lectures, demonstrations, workbook exercises, role-playing, some homework and small group discussion.
Each class participant will receive a set of P.E.T. materials which includes , a P.E.T. Workbook, a Participant Certificate and a copy of Dr. Gordon's Credo. This is a 24-hour program and the schedule depends on the individual P.E.T. Instructor.
Click here to view the P.E.T. Workshop calendar.
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