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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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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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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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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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April 14th, 2020

Listening to Your Kids in Times of Stress

By: Michelle Adams

It goes without saying that stress is all around us—and we’re all trying to keep our sanity. It’s also hard […]

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March 18th, 2020

Using Better Communication Skills in Times of Crisis

By: Denise Montgomery

Leader Effectiveness Training, Parent Effectiveness Training, and Teacher Effectiveness Training are specific applications of a universal approach to nonviolent, respectful, […]

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March 4th, 2020

Here’s to Thomas O’Gordon’s Clever Endeavor

By: Linda Adams

In the year of 1962 Dr. Gordon decided to do A course for every parent Even those who were errant […]

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February 5th, 2020

What Makes a Good Relationship?

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we thought this topic would be a good one to share. And while it’s not […]

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