Parent Training Blog

parenting kids limits

February 14th, 2018

For Parents and Teachers: A disagreement about limits

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

(excerpted from Teaching Children Self-Discipline, an e-book) A common misunderstanding crops up in most discussions about discipline. It centers on […]

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parenting discipline misbehaving

January 18th, 2018

Do Children Misbehave?

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

(excerpted from Dr. Thomas Gordon’s booklet, “What Every Parent Should Know”) David, a very curious and active three-year-old, empties everything […]

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December 4th, 2017

P.E.T. Continues Through Generations: The Fishel Family Story

By: Michelle Adams

Joe Fishel was raised in a P.E.T. family.  And by that we mean, both of his parents were P.E.T. Instructors. […]

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parenting spanking outlaw

November 16th, 2017

Spanking Outlawed in South Africa – Words from our P.E.T. Representative

By: Heidi Malan

written by P.E.T. Representative for South Africa, Heidi Malan For days now, I’ve been reading about parents up in arms […]

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parenting quiz problem

October 3rd, 2017

Take the P.E.T. Quiz on Problem Ownership and See How You Do!

By: Linda Adams

Take the P.E.T. Quiz on Problem Ownership and See How You Do! The following quiz includes 20 statements that fit […]

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August 30th, 2017

How We Are Crippling Our Children with Discipline

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

(Originally published in The Journal of Education, 1981.  This booklet has been missing for about 20 years and we just […]

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parenting behavior kids

July 10th, 2017

Confrontive I-Messages in Action

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

More Free “It seems to me (a mother) that before P.E.T. I had to play certain roles—be a certain way.  […]

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parent effectiveness training

June 8th, 2017

Do Families Need Partnerships?

By: Dr. Thomas Gordon

There are two ways of relating to others.  The traditional way is what Riane Eisler (in her book, The Chalice […]

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parenting problem solving

May 16th, 2017

When Both of Us Own a Problem: The Six Steps of the No-Lose Method

By: Linda Adams

Many of you already know a problem solving method and if you took P.E.T., you learned this one. So here’s […]

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parenting parent training

April 10th, 2017

Do You Compromise with Children or Use Win-Win – And What’s the Difference?

By: Georgina Watson

The attitude/mindset of both parties is still usually one of Win-Lose; each has concerns about losing and being sure they […]

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