Parent Training Blog

December 8th, 2022

It began in Pasadena, California (60th Anniversary Video)

By: Michelle Adams

It began in a rented meeting room in a cafeteria in Pasadena, California—where Dr. Gordon taught the first P.E.T., Parent […]

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parenting and acceptance parent skills

November 9th, 2022

How Can Parents Get Their Kids to Talk to Them?

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

The language of acceptance opens kids up. It frees them to share their feelings and problems. Professional therapists and counselors […]

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October 13th, 2022

Don’t Children Want Authority and Limits?

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

A belief commonly held by both laypeople and professionals is that children actually want authority—they like parents to restrict their […]

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conflict family parenting

September 26th, 2022

What Happens When Method III Doesn’t Work?

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

Your success with Method III will increase with time as you become more and more skillful with the process and […]

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family parenting communication

August 24th, 2022

You Should Praise Your Kids, Right?

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

Parents often express their positive feelings about their children by praising them. Praise is often motivated by the parent’s intent […]

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needs behavior people maslow

July 20th, 2022

What Are Your True Needs As a Parent?

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

A theory about the nature of human needs was developed by the famous psychologist, Abraham Maslow. He researched very productive […]

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parenting, family, kids

June 7th, 2022

The Reason for a Child’s Behavior Is Always a Positive!

By: Meike Lemmens

Your child may say: “More!” after they have already received five birthday gifts. They may want to continue playing video […]

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parenting listening

May 2nd, 2022

Essential Tips for Parents On How to Listen Effectively

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

Attitudes Required to Use Active Listening Active Listening is not a simple technique that parents pull out of their “tool […]

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March 24th, 2022

Why Choose Parent Effectiveness Training?

By: Meike Lemmens

At the very root of the Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) philosophy is a belief that children aren’t bad or mischievous; […]

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olympics, parenting

February 16th, 2022

Parents of Olympians Have Two Traits in Common–Which you can learn in P.E.T.

By: Meike Lemmens

The Winter Olympics are in full swing. One of the really interesting parts of watching them is learning the back […]

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