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July 13th, 2016

The Discipline Debate

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

(This article is excerpted from Dr. Thomas Gordon’s book, Teaching Children Self-Discipline, 1989.) One of my favorite college professors badgered […]

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June 14th, 2016

“An Open Letter to My Child Who is in the Next Room”: Rewriting A Mother’s Letter to Her Teenage Daughter

By: Larissa Dann

“An Open Letter to My Teen Daughter Who Is In The Next Room” is a short blog by Margarita Gokun […]

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May 11th, 2016

My First Parent Effectiveness Training Class

By: Georgina Watson

By Guest Blogger:  Virag Szomora (from Hungary) My first P.E.T. teaching experience was wonderful. First I was very afraid, that […]

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April 26th, 2016

Is it Fear or Regard – Why Do Our Children Respect Us?

By: Larissa Dann

“Shouldn’t we be teaching our children to respect us?” said a father in a session of my parenting class.  “I […]

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April 12th, 2016

Everything You Want and Need to Know About Active Listening

By: Georgina Watson

Where did Active Listening come from? Active Listening was a type of communication identified in the research of some graduate […]

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March 14th, 2016

Why Won’t My Dogs Listen to Reason?

By: Larissa Dann

This story has been re-posted with permission, from parentskills.com.au. This is a tale of two dogs and one owner, who, in […]

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March 1st, 2016

Learning to Loosen the Apron Strings

By: Georgina Watson

My nephew is three years old and full of insatiable curiosity, as all children his age seem to be. Most […]

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February 10th, 2016

More Help From Active Listening—the Essential Skill for Parents

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

Everyone knows that all children encounter lots of problems in their lives, some children more than others.  By problems, I […]

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January 26th, 2016

How P.E.T. Can Help Children Through a Divorce

By: Georgina Watson

Things between you and your spouse haven’t been good. In fact, they’ve been downright awful. Days turn into weeks, weeks […]

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January 13th, 2016

What’s this Irish Priest Got to Do with PET?

By: Linda Adams

We are honoring Father Patrick Tyrrell, a Gordon Training Instructor who has taught over 3,500 people (170 courses), including P.E.T., […]

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