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November 15th, 2016

Can I Use Method III with My Very Young Child?

By: Georgina Watson

Even though Method III involves a lot of talking, it often works with young children, even infants. Examples: 1. Scheduled […]

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October 25th, 2016

What Will I Learn in Parent Effectiveness Training?

By: Georgina Watson

So let’s assume you’re looking for some help with your parenting skills.  You’re feeling frustrated and know you need to […]

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October 17th, 2016

How Do the P.E.T Principles and Christianity Align?

By: Mel Kieschnick

I have used, taught and promoted P.E.T. for more than 40 years. Because some people know that I have also […]

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September 28th, 2016

Letting People Know the Real You

By: Georgina Watson

In the P.E.T. program, self-disclosing messages are referred to as I-Messages.* An l-Message is a communication about the self — […]

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September 13th, 2016

What to Do When You Need to Confront Your Child

By: Georgina Watson

So what about you and your needs as a parent? When do your thoughts and feelings get expressed? When and […]

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August 29th, 2016

More Helpful Stuff for Better Active Listening

By: Georgina Watson

P.E.T. suggests that when children own problems that the parent respond by: Attending, Accepting, Active Listening. It is important for […]

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August 8th, 2016

The Many Different Kinds of Listening

By: Georgina Watson

(Excerpted from the P.E.T. Workbook) Listening is one of the most vital ingredients of our communication with children, partners, [...]

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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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