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Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children Paperback – October 31, 2000
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How to avoid being a permissive parent
How to listen so kids will talk to you and talk so kids will listen to you
How to teach your children to "own" their problems and to solve them
How to use the "No-Lose" method to resolve conflicts
Using the timeless methods of P.E.T. will have immediate results: less fighting, fewer tantrums and lies, no need for punishment. Whether you have a toddler striking out for independence or a teenager who has already started rebelling, you'll find P.E.T. a compassionate, effective way to instill responsibility and create a nurturing family environment in which your child will thrive.
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For more information, please visit the Gordon Training International Web site at www.gordontraining.com.
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Gordon's premise is that parents need training. He comes to this from a background in psychology and training. He first trained pilots, where he succeeded in replacing ineffective command and control methods of training with demonstrably more effective collaborative forms of training. Building on the theories and client-centered approach of his teacher and mentor Carl Rogers (On Becoming a Person, 1961), Gordon further developed his educational model in providing leadership training for an organization consulting company before returning to psychotherapy for children and families. In these beginnings lie the strength of PET. It is an eminently practical, yet solidly based therapeutic approach, honed by countless hours of classes dealing with the real problems of parents and children.Read more ›
Especially good for those who are struggling with living up to our own ideals. Because I don't believe in being overly restrictive, and I do not spank, I struggle with my fear of being too permissive...and occasionally I AM too permissive...anyway, we often reach a boiling point where my kids literally drive me crazy and I say things or handle a situation in a way I definitely regret later. Basically I overreact.
This book is a lifesaver, with clearly defined terms, and ways of thinking about conflict that you can implement TODAY. Your family life will be forever changed...and as a matter of fact, by studying these principles you will quickly see improvements in other areas, too.
One section, beginning on page 143 did more to help me with my anger than all the other books I ever read put together! I highly recommend this book, for its psychological soundness and the depth of change it will make in all your intimate relationships.
While I liked the book, it was denser and less fun to read than the other two books I mentioned. It was a nice suppliment but in order of ease of reading and ease of implementation, I would suggest you buy "The Child Whisperer" first, then Faber's book, and then this book.
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As a parent of two boys (aged 3 and 5) trying to do my best (along with my wife) I am always interesting in any parenting techniques that can help. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Ben Sanford
Wife ordered this from my account - I havnt heard her whining or complaining about it, so it must be decent.Published 1 month ago by Tater Salad
I haven't gotten through the entire book yet but so far it isn't very impressive. I've come across page after page of repetition and hardly any advice. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christoph Kettermann
Really helped me this one. I've been struggling, not wanting to be too authoritarian, but not wanting to be laxist either. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Emily S.
I bought this book 35 years ago when I was rearing my own sons and loved it. Now I bought it for my Niece who has a 2+ year old. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carol
A Book that gives life-changing insights about what the effect is on our children of what we say and how we interpret of what the children are saying. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cielja Kieft
An amazing book. Because there are aspects I was not happy with about the way my parents treated me, I was worried that I would become a parent like my parents despite of my... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Naishan Chen
As a parent of three children, I really loved this book. It is innovative and progressive in a way that I find quite refreshing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Renee
Everyone should read and use this to change your behavior and relationships --with your kids certainly, but with many more Mike RPublished 3 months ago by Dr Mike Roizen (One of the YOU Docs)