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Testimonials

“P.E.T. makes it unnecessary for parents to use any kind of punishment, thus greatly reducing aggression and violence in their children. Skills are equally as effective in enriching your marriage as well as strengthening relationships at work.’
Linda Adams, President of Gordon Training International

“The Personal Empowerment Program was so impressive we added it to our Diploma in Holistic Counselling Training.  The skills are invaluable to our counsellors in both their professional and personal settings.”
Brenda Sutherland, Founder/Director, The Awakening Group

“Many parents have found active listening a great relief as they don’t have to keep the child forever happy and they don’t have to solve the child’s problems for him. The skill of active listening takes some practise to acquire, and is taught in classes called ‘Parent Effectiveness Training’ around Australia.”
Steve Biddulph, Clinical Psychologist and Parenting Author.

“P.E.T. gives parents simple skills for authentic parenting and good family relationships, from toddlerhood through to teenage years and beyond.”  The final chapter of her book ” is called “Gentle Discipline” and is based on her experience of using Parent Effectiveness Training in her own family.
Dr Sarah Buckley, family physician/GP, mother of four, and author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering.

“I commend Parent Effectiveness for empowering parents to improve their relationships with their children, so that they can be the loving parents they always wanted to be, so their children can flourish, and their warm connection to each other can endure through Life.” Dr Louise Porter, Child Psychologist/Parenting Author.

“P.E.T. is not a ‘talk-fest’, it is education for living that will fundamentally change your relationships forever.”
Janine Barker, Executive Coach.

“Active Listening with my children was one of the most important skills that I got out of the course.  We now have much more honest and open relationships within the family.”
Jackie Lazzaro,  Human Services Manager

“The Personal Effectiveness Program has helped me so much with positive and authentic communication, not only in the workplace but in my personal life. I now have the courage to face awkward situations, where in the past I would have felt overwhelmed and avoided them.”
Jenny Tran, Teacher & Counsellor& Career Consultant

  • As a parent I was struggling and dreading getting ready in the mornings for school and work.  I learnt how I was not communicating with my children but using my “power” over them. The program has had a very positive effect in my relationship with my children and now sometimes things are done without my asking. 

    Mary O’Brien, West Footscray, Vic

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