Parent Effectiveness Training also stands out because it focuses on teaching you skills, it is a skills training. This is not a ready answer course in which we tell you how to deal with one particular situation, instead we teach you communication and conflict resolution skills which you can implement at home in EVERY situation.
The last way that P.E.T. stands out from other programs is that parents are being taught how to become assertive without any form of parental power (including logical consequences and time out). Dr. Thomas Gordon who is the founder of Parent Effectiveness Training was nominated for three Nobel peace prizes for this work. Also, as a result he received a Lifetime Achievement Awards from both the American Psychological Foundation and the California Psychological Association. So his approach is very peace promoting and time tested.
More in depth comparison of parenting philosophies on the philosophy page HERE.
Parent Effectiveness Training classes are offered in Los Angeles and Orange County. Fall 2014 is beginning with classes starting Friday, October 3 at the Fit Club in Irvine (Quail Hill). LA classes are in Eagle Rock starting Mondays on October 6. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!
- Meike Lemmens
Parent Effectiveness Instructor