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Kathryn Tonges

Kathryn Tonges

I have been deeply rewarded seeing positive transformations in families by teaching P.E.T. effective communication skills since 1978. My two sons are now parents, and I am witness to their natural use of P.E.T. skills in all their interactions with children and people.

My passion is to share these skills with others through these options:
1. Parent Effectiveness Training – for parents, grandparents, carers.
2. Be Your Best – personal empowerment skills for self, relationships, and the workplace.
3. Teacher Effectiveness Training – increases the quality of interactions between student and teacher with more teaching-learning time.
4. Instructor Training – I am a Master Trainer of P.E.T., B.Y.B., T.E.T. and Y.E.T. for ETIA Ltd.
In my teaching career I taught from early childhood to tertiary level focusing on Child Development and Communication Skills.
I lived in Beijing for seven years and conducted P.E.T. and B.Y.B. courses for expatriates as well as training expatriates to become P.E.T. instructors. I have written for parenting magazines in Beijing and Australia and blog for my website The Parent Within (theparentwithin.com). Whilst in Beijing I co-authored a book with P.E.T. Instructors I had trained, to help expatriate children cope with the changes in their life.
In the last couple of years I have taken on the position of President of ETIA Ltd.
Children, parenting, and effective communications continues to be my passion as I share these courses both online (Australia and NZ) or face to face in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast as well as coaching parents individually.

Upcoming Courses

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.

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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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