Resources

Resources

Personal Effectiveness

Parents can also undertake the Personal Empowerment program either before or after completing their Parenting Program.  Working on your own style of communication and assertiveness greatly improves and impacts on successfully integrating the PET skills into your life. Personal Empowerment is also based on the ‘Gordon Model’ and will help you reduce your stress and […]

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Disadvantages of Time Out

by Aletha Solter, Ph.D. Originally published in Mothering Magazine, 1992. Revised and updated in 2000. As concerned parents and educators have become aware of the dangers of physical punishment, time-out has emerged as a popular disciplinary tool. Misbehaving children are told to sit quietly on a chair or go to their rooms to calm down […]

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A Credo…

for my relationships with others

Parenting and Personal relationships are supported by this ‘Mother Statement’ we call the credo…
“You and I are in a relationship which I value and want to keep..

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Interesting and relevant video clips

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Useful websites

Kids Matter – An Australian Primary Schools Initiative; Successful schools start with healthy minds http://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/primary/programs-guide/pet/   Thomas Gordon International http://www.gordontraining.com/free-parenting-articles/evidence-today-supports-wisdom-yesterday/ http://www.gordontraining.com/parent-programs/parent-effectiveness-training-p-e-t/   Effectiveness Training Institute of Australia (ETIA) http://www.etia.org    Useful articles and blog’s www.gordontraining.com/free-parenting-articles/evidence-today-supports-wisdom-yesterday www.parentskills.com.au/blogs/larissa

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Research

Parent Effectiveness Training is the most widely researched parenting program in the world today. At least seven published Australian studies of Parent Effectiveness Training (PET) have produced evidence-based positive outcomes over a generation for parents taking the course. In addition Dr.Christine Wood at the University of Tasmania has recently completed a large investigation which looks […]

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Emotional Intelligence and Your Child

There is such focus on a child’s physical health and seldom focus on mental health.  The importance of a child’s mental health is as, if not more important than physical health.  Having low Emotional Intelligence, also known as “EQ”, Emotional Quotient can be damaging to a child.  Research has shown that EQ is more important […]

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Parent Programs Comparison

How to Choose the Right Parenting Program for You by Linda Adams, Gordon Training International When Dr. Gordon taught the first P.E.T. class in 1962, parent training was a brand-new idea.  At that time, most parents felt that they didn’t need training–that the way their parents had raised them was good enough.  Still the idea […]

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Listening skills

Listening is one of the most loving acts you can do for your child. It confirms that the child is important in your family and in the world. The reward is that your child will keep talking to you, which will be so important in adolescence. The support of a loving parent helps the child […]

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Discipline That Works

The discipline issue arises as an inner conflict for the majority of parents. In Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) classes we find that most parents start the class torn between being authoritarian and being permissive, just like this mother expressed: “With our first child I was strict and that didn’t work, so when the second child […]

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The Power of the Language of Acceptance

When a person is able to feel and communicate genuine acceptance of another, he possesses a capacity for being a powerful helping agent for the other. His acceptance of the other, as he is, is an important factor in fostering a relationship in which the other person can grow, develop, make constructive changes, learn to […]

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The Nature of Conflict

A conflict is the moment of truth in a relationship-a test of its health, a crisis that can weaken or strengthen it, a critical event that may bring lasting resentment, smouldering hostility, psychological scars.  Conflicts can push people away from each other or pull them into a closer and more intimate union; they contain the […]

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Everybody Loves Raymond Uses Active Listening

Raymond and Deborah have been attending a PET class and Raymond is very keen to try out his new skills, with surprising and hilarious outcomes… A must for every parent to watch…

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Helping Families Cope

  Australian parents are concerned about their relationships with their children, as well as with ways of managing children’s behaviours. What is the nature of these concerns, and did enrolling in a Parent Effectiveness Training course make a difference? Helping Parents Cope is a fresh look at parent effectiveness training written by Dr Christine Woods […]

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