Anastasia Christidou
Counseling & Gestalt Therapy

Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.)

parents training

• Would you like to improve your parenting skills?
• Are you having trouble communicating with your children?
• Are you looking for an alternative to your current parenting style?

P.E.T. is a specialized, evidence-based program designed to help you discover how improved communication can save you time, stress and energy by understanding what you and your children really need and solve problems more easily.
Many people believe parenting comes naturally but everyone faces difficulties at some point or another – from babies who won’t sleep at night and toddlers who throw tantrums, to unruly teenagers. Parenting can be complicated because every child is unique. Parents are often blamed but rarely trained on how to raise responsible and caring children.
Using 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 will find P.E.T. a compassionate, effective way to instill responsibility and create a nurturing family environment in which your child will thrive.

• Listen so children will feel understood (Active Listening)
• Talk so children will understand you (I-Messages)
• Resolve conflict in 6 steps (The No-Lose method)
• Avoid blocks in communication (Communication Roadblocks)
• Deal creatively with conflicts of values

P.E.T. History
Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) is the most researched, practical skills model for raising respectful, loving and responsible children of all ages. The P.E.T. program was created in 1962 by award winning psychologist and three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Thomas Gordon. P.E.T. is backed by over 50 years of research and is delivered in over 40 countries today. A major revision of the P.E.T. program was completed in 2006 with up-to-date examples, new content and much more.
Enroll in P.E.T and learn the skills and the strategies for effective parenting.

Course Structure/Duration
PET is an exciting 10-week course delivered as 10 three-hour sessions (with a break). Participants will learn and practice communication skills through: formal teaching, reading, exercises, group and individual practice and discussion. Participants are encouraged to learn throughout the course by practicing their skills at home.

Course Fees
250€ per person or 400€ per parenting couple inclusive course material. Each participant receives a workbook and the book “Parent Effectiveness Training- The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children” by Dr. Thomas Gordon.

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