The Parent Effectiveness Training is a 24 hrs (3 x 8 hrs or 8 x 3 hrs) workshop for parents wanting to improve the communication between them and their children. I took the class myself as a mother first. I was so impressed with the method I decided to become a PET certified Trainer so I could share the knowledge with my community. The difference for me comparing with other classes or books I know, is that PET doesn't just teach you what NOT to do, but really puts an emphasis on what you should do. You get plenty of examples and excercises to practise the new skills you learn. Because of the time left between classes, you get a chance to apply the new methods at home and then get feedback from the trainer and other parents when you return to class. For more details scroll down. For information about dates and prices please fill in the contact form.

Eve Mintiens, Parent Effectiveness Training Instructor

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Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.)

 Dr. Thomas Gordon’s, Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) class is the pioneering program that has helped millions of parents around the world. We have classes offered by certified P.E.T. Instructors throughout the United States and in many different countries.  If you’ve heard of I-Messages and Communication Roadblocks (both created by Dr. Gordon), or Active Listening (created by Dr. Carl Rogers), it’s because of P.E.T.

There are many different parenting programs out there in the world. How do you decide which one is right for you?  Here is a comparison of the most well-known programs out there–we hope you find it helpful.  Perhaps P.E.T. is the right one for you.  Please read on to learn more about what the program is all about.

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 that really work. When they use these skills, parents are amazed with the dramatic improvement both in their families and in all their relationships. This program was created by award-winning psychologist and three-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Dr. Thomas Gordon in 1962.

You, too, can learn these communication and conflict resolution skills through Dr. Gordon’s P.E.T. program, taught by a certified P.E.T. Instructor. After participation in the P.E.T. course, it is expected that parents will have the ability to: