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 instructional 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 (Davidson & Wood, 2004; Cedar & Levant, 1991). When parents use the skills they really are amazed at the dramatic improvements in their families and in all their relationships. P.E.T. was created by award-winning psychologist and 3-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Dr. Thomas Gordon. A major revision of the P.E.T. program has recently been completed with new content, examples and materials that actively address the current problems, issues and concerns of today's parents.
You, too, can learn these communication and conflict resolution skills through Dr. Gordon's P.E.T. program, taught by certified International master training Meike Lemmens
You Will Learn How to:
The Result for You and Your Family:
During COVID-19, we offer Zoom Parent Effectiveness Training Book Clubs while our in-person courses are suspended. This P.E.T. Book Club is hosted by a Master P.E.T. Trainer with 10+ years of experience and certified by Gordon Training International. You will meet in small group on Zoom with 4-6 parents to get support and encouragement from one another and most importantly, answers to your parenting questions. We meet for 90 minutes once a week, for 6 weeks, and discuss 2-3 chapters each week. The cost of this Zoom P.E.T. Book Club is $95 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 days and at different times, Choose which day and time work best for you.
"P.E.T. has completely changed my life. I was at the point where I was no longer getting much joy from being a mother. I was having constant struggles with my oldest son and then arguing about it with my husband.
Thankfully, I came upon P.E.T. in the nick of time! He has gone from having arguments and tantrums and going to time out multiple times a day to calmly discussing issues with us and giving us hugs and kisses!"
"WOW, this is how I want to raise my kids!" I will forever be grateful for the change P.E.T. has made in our lives!"
- A. Robichuad
"I took Dr. Gordon's course years ago because I was having trouble with our teenage son.
Not only did these skills help me rebuild that relationship, but they helped every relationship in my life. My mother, my friends and, most important, my marriage have all benefitted greatly from my having the skills! And I never leave home without them."
- B. Strickland
"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
"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
The Goal of P.E.T.T
The Overall Goal of P.E.T. is to teach parents very practical communication and conflict resolution skills to create more happy and satisfying relationships with their children. The skills we teach are:
The Core Values of P.E.T.
Some Key Aspects of P.E.T.