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P.E.T., or Parent Effectiveness Training, began almost forty years ago as the first national parent-training program to teach parents how to communicate more effectively with kids and offer step-by-step advice to resolving family conflicts so everybody wins. This beloved classic is the most studied, highly praised, and proven parenting program in the world -- and it will work for you. Now revised for the first time since its initial publication, this groundbreaking guide will show you:
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.
DR. THOMAS GORDON, a licensed psychologist, was the recipient of the 1999 American Psychological Foundation's Gold Medal Award for Enduring Contribution to Psychology, the 2000 Lifetime Achievement Award from the California State Psychological Association, and the first recipient of the Career Achievement Award from the National Parenting Instructors Association. He has been a consultant to the White House Conference on Children and the White House Fellows. Dr. Gordon is the author of eight books, including Leader Effectiveness Training (L.E.T.) and Teacher Effectiveness Training (T.E.T.). He works in Solana Beach, California, and has two grown daughters and two grandchildren.
For more information, please visit the Gordon Training International Web site at www.gordontraining.com.
Of all the parenting advice, this one is a keeper. Tried and true. Also, many of the ideas transfer easily to adult relationships in personal and work.Published 2 months ago by NAOMI B SOLOMON
This book was recommended to me by my son's therapist when he, (age 10) started to refuse any form of discipline or coercion. Read morePublished 3 months ago by BDAJohn
for all parents to read... let's respect our children a bit more :)Published 4 months ago by Sonia Sartor
After all these years - still the best in its field for breaking down the communication dynamic into useful & learn-able bits.Published 4 months ago by robin c. miller
I reviewed this book in one of my earlier psych classes, and now I still use these methods in teaching my parenting classes. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Rayne Marie
Parents are blamed, not trained. As a psycholgist who worked with kids and families in a private practice setting for more than 30 years, I have read many books on parenting. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Patrick M. Sobota