Parent Effectiveness Training....
Come and learn the most proven parenting method in the world created by award-winning psychologist and 3-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Dr. Thomas Gordon. Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) is a parenting program 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 currently offer Virtual Interactive P.E.T. Book Cubs... Read more
How it works....
We offer Online Parent Effectiveness Training Book Clubs while our in-person workshops are suspended during COVID-19. These Online Book Clubs have 6-8 parents and a Master P.E.T. Trainer with 10+ years of teaching experience. We meet for 90 minutes once a week, for 6-weeks, and discuss 2-3 chapters of the Parenting Effectiveness Training Book each week. The online groups are purposely small so that we can communicate effectively on Zoom with one another and have enough time for individual questions. The cost of this Online P.E.T. Book Club is $75 for the whole 6-weeks, not including the updated 2019 P.E.T. textbook. You can order a copy at any book seller or on our website. We offer the Book Clubs on multiple different days and times. Choose which day and time work best for you.
What you will learn....
- Practical Tools to help you parent with more Confidence.
- How to Listen Better so that you create Strong Relationships and keep an open line of communication into their teen years.
- How to Be Clear about Behaviors of your children that are not okay with you so that you as a Parent Get Your Needs met.
- How to help your children develop into Strong Self-Sufficient, Responsible Adults.
- How to Problem Solve in a much better way without resorting to power to Reduce Stress & Resentment within your family
If the online P.E.T. Book Club schedule doesn't work for you, you can work with a parent coach privately who will teach you the skills at your own speed to address specific issues in your family. We schedule a time and date that fit your schedule. The cost is $85 per hour. If you want to ask a friend and do it together and share the cost, that also works. We can schedule one initial session and see how you like it, before we make additional appointments.
We Don't Blame, We Train....
Parent Effectiveness Training is 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.
What Parents Say....
"What a blessing that I found this course! I wish that every parent in the whole world would take it - I'm sure it would help humanity a whole bunch. So grateful. I'm happier already, and my 5 year old says I'm doing better as a mom :-) and that my husband isn't as grumpy with her at bedtime. Success!!" Ayn, Irvine CA
"Amazing experience, I feel so grateful for the effective tools I have learned and the closer bond I have with my girls. I feel peace of mind knowing we will be able to weather the teenage storms one day. My daughter is much more verbal sharing her inner thoughts, fears and feelings and we are bonded closer. They also clean up more :-)" - Tali B. Laguna Beach CA
"This course has been lifechanging. I feel so much more confident parenting with these tools. I have seen real improvements in my kids behavior. When my child feels understood it immediately brings down the emotional temperature. I am more calm when confronting. More motivated on improving." - Genevieve B. Pasadena, CA
"I was apprehensive at first but changed the week I learned my needs are important. I really appreciate the thoughtfulness of this way of parenting. It shows that its about the parent's need as well as child to be effective. The instructor is very experienced & showed best practices in role plays." - Shin K. Newport Beach CS
"So helpful. I have taken classes that are more philosophical but don't offer the actual skills - that piece makes such a difference with my kids" - Angela E. Pasadena CA
"I love this system and wish everyone took it throughout life as needed. I wish I could have learned this from my parents as a kid - it would have made my whole life better in all my relationships. starting my kids out with it is the next best thing" - J.M. Pasadena CA