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parenting, values, child

August 8th, 2018

What are Values and What Do We Do When They Clash?

By: Michelle Adams

Okay so first of all, what are values?  Let’s define them first. Values Values are things are you see as […]

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gordon parent effectiveness

July 9th, 2018

Parent Effectiveness Training – the Grand Surprise

By: Michelle Adams

By:   Dr. Thomas Gordon (excerpted from the preface from his P.E.T. book) The model that I developed and describe […]

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Parenting Austistic

June 11th, 2018

How Parents of High Functioning Autistic Children Experience Gordon’s P.E.T.

By: Eleni Maria Katsoura

“For many people, childbirth can be a trigger to a transitional phase.  Parenthood, as a newly-acquired configuration, however rewarding it […]

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behavior window problem ownership parenting

May 24th, 2018

What Do We Mean by “Problem Ownership” in P.E.T.?

By: Linda Adams

President of GTI (excerpted from the P.E.T. Participant Workbook) In your relationship with your child, you will have one of […]

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parent training discipline

April 9th, 2018

How Come Some Parents Resist Parent Effectiveness Training?

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

(excerpted from Teaching Children Self-Discipline, an e-book) Few professionals would disagree that parents and teachers need first to see some alternatives […]

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parenting punitive punishment

March 13th, 2018

How Does Parent Effectiveness Training Improve Your Health?

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

(excerpted from Teaching Children Self-Discipline) Less Stress, Less Illness Other positive effects can be found in families where parents have […]

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parenting kids limits

February 14th, 2018

For Parents and Teachers: A disagreement about limits

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

(excerpted from Teaching Children Self-Discipline, an e-book) A common misunderstanding crops up in most discussions about discipline. It centers on […]

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parenting discipline misbehaving

January 18th, 2018

Do Children Misbehave?

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

(excerpted from Dr. Thomas Gordon’s booklet, “What Every Parent Should Know”) David, a very curious and active three-year-old, empties everything […]

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December 4th, 2017

P.E.T. Continues Through Generations: The Fishel Family Story

By: Michelle Adams

Joe Fishel was raised in a P.E.T. family.  And by that we mean, both of his parents were P.E.T. Instructors. […]

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parenting spanking outlaw

November 16th, 2017

Spanking Outlawed in South Africa – Words from our P.E.T. Representative

By: Heidi Malan

written by P.E.T. Representative for South Africa, Heidi Malan For days now, I’ve been reading about parents up in arms […]

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