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parenting, family, children

November 10th, 2021

Parents Are Persons, Not Gods

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

When people become parents, something strange and unfortunate happens. They begin to assume a role or act a part and […]

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October 13th, 2021

How Is Your Relationship Bank Balance?

By: Linda Adams

When your child is born, you give them your time, energy, attention, caring and love. You treat your baby with […]

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September 23rd, 2021

Why Active Listening is Good for Your Brain

By: Linda Adams

Anyone who has experienced the effects of Active Listening, either as the person being listened to or the listener or […]

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August 24th, 2021

Do Your Kids Really Know You?

By: Anthony Zener

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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June 22nd, 2021

What are Values and How Do They Impact Your Family Life

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

Many countries and organizations have constitutions. These constitutions are made up of ideals and beliefs which spell out how that […]

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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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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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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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