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Parenting Book Club

Parenting Book Club

Geraldine Crisp

Jan 1, 1970

online, TAS

The Parenting Book Club is an online activity, providing parents with the opportunity to explore the key principles and skills of Thomas Gordon's Parenting Effectiveness program. We meet once a week for one hour and the facilitator will guide discussions on specific topics that are related to chapters in the textbook. There is plenty of opportunity to consider how to use the skills and ways to implement the communication style into our parenting.

P.E.T.
Sunshine Coast P.E.T. course 18April

Sunshine Coast P.E.T. course 18April

ETIA Admin

Apr 18, 2021 - May 23, 2021

Sunshine Coast, QLD

Tired of punishment, yelling or time-outs, learn assertive and compassionate communication skills so that you: Create warmer more satisfying relationships Help children solve their own problems Resolve parent/child conflicts more easily Comfortably express your own concerns and unmet needs related to children’s behaviour.

P.E.T.
Parent Effectiveness Training - Melbourne

Parent Effectiveness Training - Melbourne

Sophie Nie

Apr 28, 2021 - Jun 16, 2021

Doncaster, VIC

Children will develop well and thrive both physically and emotionally when they feel safe and loved. P.E.T. will facilitate parents with a set of communication skills, by listening to the children attentively, expressing parents’ concerns non-blamefully, and resolving conflicts fairly, your children will feel safe and loved.

P.E.T.

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Parenting just got Easier!

Parenting just got Easier!

Judith Richardson

Apr 22, 2024 - Jun 18, 2024

Course held on Zoom: Join from anywhere in Australia and NZ, VIC

Explore and learn the skills necessary to grow and maintain healthy family relationships. It is ideal for the busy parent who wants to take some of the stress out of the parenting space and enjoy family time more. Judith

P.E.T.
Winter Workshop for Warmer Relationships

Winter Workshop for Warmer Relationships

Judith Richardson

Jul 2, 2024 - Sep 3, 2024

Course held on Zoom: Join from anywhere in Australia and NZ, VIC

Give yourself a break this winter. Learn skills and techniques to make family life less stressful and ensure the rest of your year runs easier for all. Guaranteed to create warmer connections all around.

P.E.T.
P.E.T. Instructor Training

P.E.T. Instructor Training

Judith Richardson

Jun 5, 2024 - Jul 17, 2024

Anywhere in Australia or New Zealand, VIC

Parent Effectiveness Training is simply the most rewarding program I have ever taught parents. Parents always comment that they wish they had known these skills from the beginning.

P.E.T.

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Be Your Best

Be Your Best

Geraldine Crisp

Sep 6, 2023 - Sep 27, 2023

Launceston, TAS

Do you want to make good things happen in your life? You can use the proven skills and methods in the Be Your Best (BYB) Program to have a healthier life and more valuable and respectful relationships with other people.

B.Y.B.
Parenting just got Easier!

Parenting just got Easier!

Judith Richardson

Sep 12, 2023 - Oct 31, 2023

Course held on Zoom: Join from anywhere in Australia and NZ, VIC

In my experience, only great parents practice P.E.T. I have worked with hundreds of parents committed to creating healthy relationships with their kids for nearly 30 years. I look forward to sharing these transformative skills with you too.

P.E.T.
The Heart & Science of Parenting

The Heart & Science of Parenting

Kate Horne

Aug 10, 2023 - Nov 9, 2023

Upper Ferntree Gully, VIC

This course integrates practices grounded in neurobiology, modern attachment theory and emotional regulation taught alongside the relationship-based, communication skills framework of the Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) program.

P.E.T.
Parenting just got Easier!

Parenting just got Easier!

Judith Richardson

Jun 11, 2023

Anywhere in Australia or New Zealand, VIC

Master Trainer Judith Richardson will take you through the P.E.T. program over 6 Sunday mornings on Zoom so you can join from the comfort of your home. If you prefer Judith also provides individual or couple tuition and coaching.

P.E.T.
Parent Effectiveness Training

Parent Effectiveness Training

Ros Lockley

Apr 30, 2023 - Jul 2, 2023

Canberra, ACT

A fun an engaging course to become the best parent for your child. Held over eight weeks, parents learn and practice effective communication skills so you and your family have a lifelong harmonious relationship.

P.E.T.
P.E.T Online via Zoom

P.E.T Online via Zoom

Jenny Percy

Feb 14, 2023 - Jun 13, 2023

Online Australia/New Zealand via Zoom, NSW

Shorter evening sessions held online over 16 weeks to suit busy schedules - learn valuable skills that will increase connection and harmony within your family.

P.E.T.
Parenting Summer School

Parenting Summer School

Judith Richardson

Jan 8, 2023 - Feb 12, 2023

Course held on Zoom: Join from anywhere in Australia and NZ, VIC

Starting the new year with P.E.T. will give your life a real lift with just the right balance of powerful and practical communication skills and a philosophy that will support you in creating harmony in your home.

P.E.T.
P.E.T. & School Readiness Funding

P.E.T. & School Readiness Funding

ETIA Admin

Jan 1, 2023

Victorian Kindergartens/Child Care Centres: Online or in-person anytime throughout 2023, VIC

Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) is now listed as one of the evidence-informed programs and supports on the School Readiness Funding Menu. This funding is being offered by the Victorian Department of Education & Training to provide additional support for kindergartens to help children get the most out of their early learning.

P.E.T.
Parenting discussion group

Parenting discussion group

Geraldine Crisp

Oct 17, 2022 - Dec 12, 2022

on-line via Zoom, TAS

Join Geraldine's weekly conversation to explore the key messages within the Parenting training course and Thomas Gordon model of communication and family relationships.

P.E.T.
P.E.T Online via Zoom

P.E.T Online via Zoom

Jenny Percy

Feb 11, 2023 - Apr 1, 2023

Online Australia/New Zealand via Zoom, NSW

Learn valuable skills that will increase connection and harmony within your family in this 8 session program from the comfort of your home.

P.E.T.
P.E.T Online zoom program

P.E.T Online zoom program

Jacqui Bowden

Aug 22, 2023 - Oct 10, 2023

Online via zoom - Australia, QLD

P.E.T’s heartfelt and honest communication is key to long-lasting family bonds that can withstand the most challenging years.

P.E.T.
P.E.T. online via Zoom

P.E.T. online via Zoom

Ros Lockley

Oct 13, 2022 - Dec 15, 2022

Online Australia wide via Zoom, ACT

A fun and engaging, in-depth course run over 8 sessions from the comfort of your own home thanks to the wonders of Zoom. Ros has been using Zoom since March 2020 when needing to adjust mid-course at the beginning of the Covid pandemic.

P.E.T.
P.E.T. in person, Canberra

P.E.T. in person, Canberra

Ros Lockley

Oct 15, 2022 - Dec 17, 2022

Phillip, ACT

Parenting is one of the hardest and most rewarding careers you can have. Make the most of it by learning skills that will change your, and your family's, life.

P.E.T.
P.E.T in person, Forster NSW, August 2022

P.E.T in person, Forster NSW, August 2022

Fern Champion

Aug 6, 2022 - Aug 21, 2022

Forster , NSW

Based on a respectful parenting approach, P.E.T. teaches skills to support families in building more peaceful and loving relationships. P.E.T. was designed by award-winning psychologist and three-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Dr Thomas Gordon.

P.E.T.
Online P.E.T. Wednesdays 9AM till 12PM

Online P.E.T. Wednesdays 9AM till 12PM

Kathryn Tonges

May 25, 2022 - Jul 27, 2022

Online via Zoom - Australia & NZ, QLD

Tired of yelling, bribes, time-outs or punishment? Wanting connected, closer relationships with children and other important people in your life? Learn a time-tested model of communication that is both assertive and compassionate. Designed by award-winning psychologist and three-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Dr Thomas Gordon.

P.E.T.
Parenting just got Easier!

Parenting just got Easier!

Judith Richardson

Mar 1, 2022 - Apr 26, 2022

Course held on Zoom: Join from anywhere in Australia and NZ, VIC

This positive and respectful parenting method will transform your relationship with your children and other important people in your life.

P.E.T.
Sunshine Coast P.E.T. course

Sunshine Coast P.E.T. course

Kathryn Tonges

Apr 18, 2021 - May 23, 2021

Sunshine Coast, QLD

Tired of punishment, yelling or time-outs, learn assertive and compassionate communication skills so that you: Create warmer more satisfying relationships Help children solve their own problems Resolve parent/child conflicts more easily Comfortably express your own concerns and unmet needs related to children’s behaviour. Kathryn’s passion is helping parents to build more peaceful, loving relationships through improving their communication skills.

P.E.T.
Parent Effectiveness Training - Melbourne

Parent Effectiveness Training - Melbourne

Sophie Nie

Apr 28, 2021 - Jun 16, 2021

Doncaster, VIC

Children will develop well and thrive both physically and emotionally when they feel safe and loved. By practicing P.E.T. skills in your daily life, your children will feel safe and loved.

P.E.T.
Be Your Best 'Self'

Be Your Best 'Self'

Judith Richardson

May 1, 2021 - Sep 4, 2021

Melbourne, VIC

Learn how and when to apply a powerful set of tools that will measurably improve your life, increase your influence and help you with all relationships and especially with those 'hard to have/awkward' conversations!

B.Y.B.
Be Your Best Parent

Be Your Best Parent

Judith Richardson

Apr 27, 2021 - Jun 15, 2021

Melbourne, VIC

Real skills and a fresh and exciting way to manage your parenting challenges that will free you up to have the kind of relationships with your children you have been longing for. Less fuss, less stress, and much more fun and love in your family.

P.E.T.
Online P.E.T. Bookclub

Online P.E.T. Bookclub

Anne-Marije Bussink

Apr 8, 2021 - Jun 3, 2021

Online, VIC

The P.E.T. online bookclub is a fun and collaborative way to read Dr Thomas Gordon's P.E.T. book. In the sessions we discuss the topics of how to build harmonious and authentic relationships with your children and family members.

P.E.T.
Online BYB Bookclub

Online BYB Bookclub

Anne-Marije Bussink

Apr 15, 2021 - Jun 10, 2021

Online, VIC

The BYB online bookclub is a fun and collaborative way to read the Be Your Best book. In the sessions we discuss the topics of how to build harmonious and authentic relationships in all areas of our life.

B.Y.B.
Parent Effectiveness Training - Canberra

Parent Effectiveness Training - Canberra

Larissa Dann

Apr 27, 2021 - Jun 15, 2021

South Canberra, ACT

Learn peaceful parenting skills in Canberra with Larissa, mother of two and experienced P.E.T. instructor. Help build a lifelong relationship based on mutual respect, and enjoy being a parent.

P.E.T.
Brisbane P.E.T. course Term 1

Brisbane P.E.T. course Term 1

Kathryn Tonges

Feb 21, 2021 - Mar 28, 2021

Milton, Brisbane, QLD

Tired of punishment, yelling or time-outs, learn assertive and compassionate communication skills so that you create quality loving relationships in your family.

P.E.T.
Parenting in Challenging Times

Parenting in Challenging Times

Judith Richardson

Apr 14, 2020 - Jun 16, 2020

Yarraville, VIC

Parents coming together in an exciting learning environment to master communicating with children in these challenging times. P.E.T. supports you to feel less stressed as a parent and become more calm and more connected within your whole family.

P.E.T.
Enjoy Parenting P.E.T.

Enjoy Parenting P.E.T.

Melissa Strader

Jul 15, 2020 - Sep 2, 2020

Wellington Point, QLD

Parenting experts and researchers of brain development confirm that the best way to become an effective parent is to foster emotional connection and develop empathy with your child. With these skills you do not need to rely on yelling, nagging, threats or punishment. Instead, by learning effective communication strategies, including active listening and conflict resolution, you can learn how to influence rather than control your children.

P.E.T.
The Parent Within P.E.T Course

The Parent Within P.E.T Course

Kathryn Tonges

May 17, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020

Sunshine Coast, QLD

P.E.T. is a course especially designed for families to learn a time-tested model of communication offering skills which enhance relationships with children and other important people in their lives.

P.E.T.

Instructor Blogs

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Instructor Interview: Ros Spaulding

Instructor Interview: Ros Spaulding

Written by ETIA Admin

...it was the first time I had co-facilitated and I found it to be very helpful to have another person to share the load, as I had preciously been on my own in offering courses.  The other facilitator and I both agreed that it had been a helpful experience, particularly as I had not been involved with B.Y.B. before, so I was learning ‘on the job!!’

Instructor Interview: Ros Lockley

Instructor Interview: Ros Lockley

Written by ETIA Admin

My first course had just one participant. I was disappointed until I started teaching and then felt very grateful as I could give that person more time and not have to focus on anyone else. I developed my confidence in the course and speaking to an audience.

Instructor Interview with Monica Purcell

Instructor Interview with Monica Purcell

Written by ETIA Admin

I am a Child & Family Social Worker working with a not-for-profit organisation in Greater Western Sydney. I am passionate about children’s rights and supporting families, particularly parents, to honour and uphold the rights of children.

Instructor Interview with Geraldine Crisp

Instructor Interview with Geraldine Crisp

Written by ETIA Admin

I have maintained that if one person in each workshop takes something away that they can use to be a better version of themselves and more respectful in their interactions with their children and partner, it was a successful session.

Instructor Interview with Jenny Percy

Instructor Interview with Jenny Percy

Written by ETIA Admin

I am a certified life coach for mums of kids with ADHD and anxiety, and this year I am also helping solopreneur mums create space in their schedule and mind so they have time and energy for their business, family, and self.

Instructor Interview with Fern Champion

Instructor Interview with Fern Champion

Written by ETIA Admin

Approach your first course with an attitude of fun and curiosity. It is OK if you are still learning along the way. There is no point at which we stop learning or know it all! So jump on in and have a go. The course content is so fabulous that you can’t go wrong.

Exploring Emotions Workshop

Exploring Emotions Workshop

Written by Kathryn Tonges

Two book reviews were the springboard for us to dive deep: “Permission To Feel” by Professor Marc Brackett; "Atlas of The Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience " by Brené Brown.

ETIA P.E.T. Flyers

ETIA P.E.T. Flyers

Written by Kathryn Tonges

Five ETIA flyer options are now available for your use to make it easy for you to spread the word about your courses. They are editable so that you can include your specific details.

Loving Family | About ETIA

About ETIA

The Effectiveness Training Institute of Australia (ETIA) Ltd is a not-for-profit, community based organisation that is dedicated to making courses in communication and conflict resolution skills available and accessible to all people in Australia.

ETIA’s mission is to provide individuals with effective communication and conflict resolution skills to build connected, harmonious relationships.

Our inspiration and programs come from the late Dr Thomas Gordon who is the author and founder of Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) program and Gordon Training International (GTI).

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