Philosophy behind Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.)
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 to help you become compassionate without being permissive, and assertive without being authoritarian. When parents use the skills they are amazed at the dramatic improvements in their families and in all their relationships. This parenting method also referred to as Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) was created by award-winning psychologist and three-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Dr. Thomas Gordon in 1962. A major revision of the program has recently been completed with new content, examples and material that actively address the current problems, issues and concerns of today’s parents.
You, too, can learn these communication and conflict resolution skills through our parenting classes, taught by a certified Parent Effectiveness Training Instructor. This intensive, proven workshop is taught only by instructors certified by Gordon Training International. All workshops include hands-on practice, brief instructor presentations, workbook exercises, demonstrations, small group discussion and at-home application.
Key aspects of P.E.T.
1. Practical communication skills training so both
parent and child get their needs met, without the use of parental power.
2. Effective alternative to punishment and reward.
3. Includes a framework to determine when to use which communication skills for what purpose so you'll know what to say in the heat of the moment when emotions run high.
5. Democratic parenting style (I/O authoritative or
permissive) to have collaborative, cooperative relationships with children.
6. Empathic listening skills so children will grow up
responsible and solve their own problems independently.
7. Assertive self-disclosure through honest, clear and non-blameful communication.
8. How to implement a No-Lose Method of Conflict resolution.