Come and learn the most proven parenting method in the world created by award-winning psychologist and three-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Dr. Thomas Gordon. Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) is an intensive 8-week group parenting class for parents of children all ages. You will learn very practical communication skills that help you become compassionate without being permissive and assertive without resorting to punishment and reward. We offer P.E.T. workshops in Orange County, South Bay and Los Angeles... Read more
What You Will Learn In Our Group Class
How it works....
Our 8-week group class are taught 3 times a year: in the fall, winter and spring. We have multiple classes going on at the same time. All classes follow the same content, just at different locations, dates, and times. Choose the location and time that work best for your schedule.
The class usually has around 10 participants (8min - 15max). The classes are purposely small so that we can practice the skills well and have time for individual questions. The classes built on each other, so each week it gets harder. I present new content, I demonstrate and you practice on paper with me and with each other.
If the group class schedule doesn't work for you now, you can try a private option or perhaps it will work next season, as times and dates change. Leave your email address so you will receive next season's class schedule as soon as it comes out.
The cost is $295 including materials ($440 couples discount). You pay $45 up front to reserve your spot, and the remaining $250 after the first session. You can pay online, by check or with credit card in class.
You can also schedule private classes (group or individual). We need a minimum of 8 parents to starts a private group class at your home, school or community center. I can always help fill your class with parents in your area who have been waiting for the right time and location. For a private group class, the cost will be the same: $295 indiv. / $440 coupls (incl. materials)
If you want to take the class by yourself, it will go a bit faster. In that case, I will come to your house for 2 hour (instead of 3 hour) sessions and we will go through the material together at your own speed and do all the practice exercises. The cost will be $85 per hour. So it is more expensive that way. If you want to ask a friend and do it together and share the cost, that also works. We schedule a time and date that fit your schedule(s). We can schedule 1 session (of 2 hours) and see how you like it before we make additional appointments.
We Don't Blame, We Train!
Parent Effectiveness Training workshops are judgment free. We don't blame, we don't shame, and we don't mess with your values. We are simply here to help you acquire very practical communication and conflict resolution skills so you can feel more confident as a parent, instill responsibility and create a nurturing family environment in which your child can thrive. Some have said P.E.T. is life-changing, but there is no magic to it. It's like learning how to drive a car, it takes time and practice. We work with any skill level, with parents of children all ages. We encourage you to make mistakes and have fun while learning. Come check out one of our group parenting classes or introduction for free at a location convenient for you!
Check out our Fall 2019 Class Schedule