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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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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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On the whole, a good book, although in very many of the active listening examples, it seemed as though the adult was merely parroting what the child said. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Matt
Back in the 1970s my wife and I started having kids and ended at four. Early on, we ran across this book, and this book and applying its principles simply WORKED. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SteveGinGTO
I felt the tone of this book to be fairly condescending. The authors keep reminding the reader how most parents are terrible communicators, but lucky for you were are here to save... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Helmstetter
I read this book 10 years ago when my daughter was a toddler. I was amazed to see results straight away. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Allow yourself to become a better parent! Preconceived notions, a stubborn ego, and fear of change can be the demise of any relationship... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Karen