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parenting and acceptance parent skills

March 16th, 2021

Do You Like Yourself as a Parent?

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

(from the P.E.T. book, 2019 revised edition) Parenthood in our society is considered more a way to influence the growth and […]

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parenting listening to kids

February 19th, 2021

How to Talk More with Your Kids

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

One of the most effective and constructive ways of responding to children’s feeling-messages or problem-messages is the “door-opener” or “invitation […]

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January 12th, 2021

What Precisely Is the P.E.T. Method of Parenting?

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

(Newly-found speech from 1999!) When people ask me:  what exactly is the P.E.T. method of parenting, I usually feel somewhat […]

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parenting parent training maslow needs

November 12th, 2020

Is That Really Your Need?

By: Linda Adams

Identifying needs is often difficult.  Many children as well as adults will talk about solutions when asked for their needs: […]

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parent training for babies

October 14th, 2020

Tales from a P.E.T. Kid…Who became a P.E.T. Instructor…Who’s Now a First-time Mom

By: Virag Szomora

As a P.E.T. kid and instructor of the Gordon model myself, I was really looking forward to having a baby. […]

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parenting parent effectiveness training

September 16th, 2020

Who’s Helping the Parents?

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

(from the P.E.T. book, 2019 revised edition) Everybody blames parents for the troubles of youth and for the troubles that […]

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August 13th, 2020

Using Active Listening When Your Child is Upset

By: Linda Adams

(excerpted from the P.E.T. workbook) In P.E.T., we use a conceptual Behavior Window to view behaviors of others = what […]

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values collision listening skills covid

July 15th, 2020

Tips on How to Handle Values Collisions in the Age of COVID-19

By: Jo Allan

It’s official. I’ve been kicked off the guest list for an upcoming family wedding! Turns out, it’s payback for a […]

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Group of P.E.T. dads in the Czech Republic

June 10th, 2020

Why Don’t More Dads Come to Parent Effectiveness Training Classes?

By: Sheryl Wilde

Oftentimes in P.E.T. classes the majority of the participants are mothers, and this is common around the world. However, Gordon […]

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May 6th, 2020

Is Your Primary Relationship With Your Spouse?

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

From Dr. Thomas Gordon’s P.E.T. book. Many parents look to their children for their primary relationship, rather than to their […]

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