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Raise Robust, Responsible Children With Our Practical Parent Effectiveness Training

Parenting is such a joy but oh so stressful. This dynamic is especially real for modern, conscious parents wanting to avoid traditional parenting styles and blueprints. While nothing can alter the twists and turns of life, our Parent Effectiveness Training (PET) can help support you in raising happy, emotionally healthy, secure, and resilient children...

What Makes Our Parenting Programs Unique?

We have based our parenting courses on a philosophy of respect – for your needs and feelings, those of your children, family, and your child's primary teacher, for example. A focus on changing behaviour is not enough. Instead, our training addresses the underlying emotions, helping to develop relevant emotional and social understanding and skills.

Leverage Comprehension and Compassion

Our approach helps yield long-lasting change and greater relationship connection without relying on coercive or punitive behaviour management such as negative consequences, threats, timeouts, bribes or rewards. As a result, children are also more content, disciplined, co-operative, and responsible, parents, carers, and educators are more relaxed, and parenting and teaching are easier and more fun.

Learn Healthy and Effective Parenting Communication Today

Rely on our face-to-face or online course to enhance listening, connection, and talking skills. Our parenting classes are also for carers and guardians from all cultures and backgrounds, including grandparents, foster parents, and single parents. At the end of our course, you'll feel more confident in active listening, relationship and preventative skills, resolving conflict, and more.

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Parenting just got Easier!

Parenting just got Easier!

Judith Richardson

Aug 4, 2024 - Sep 22, 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

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Winter Workshop for Warmer Relationships

Winter Workshop for Warmer Relationships

Judith Richardson

Jul 8, 2024 - Aug 26, 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

Aug 2, 2024 - Sep 20, 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.

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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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