Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Jun 3, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 384 pages
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Learn to more effectively resolve conflicts, commnicate, and create loving relationships with your children with the help of this relevant, practical guide to parenting.

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, and 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.

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.

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User Review  - Michaela - Goodreads

Fantastic book! I would recommend this to everyone, kids or no kids. I have tried this method with some of my friends and it worked great. I wish all parents would read this before having children... Read full review


Inconsistent Parents Don t Have to Put Up a United
Simple DoorOpeners Active Listening
When Does a Parent Decide to Use Active Listening?
Common Mistakes in Using Active Listening
How to Listen to Kids Too Young to Talk Much
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen to You
Effective Ways of Confronting Children
Putting IMessages to Work
Necessary and Justified?
The NoLose Method for Resolving Conflicts 2 18
Parents Fears and Concerns About
Putting the NoLose Method to Work
How to Avoid Being Fired as a Parent
How Parents Can Prevent Conflicts
The Other Parents of Your Children

Changing Unacceptable Behavior

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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 several 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.

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