Written by Melissa Strader
Responding to her child's intense raw emotions, P.E.T. Instructor Melissa Strader explores her best choice of action even when she too felt like screaming!
Studies of Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) have produced evidence-based positive outcomes over a generation for Australian parents taking the course. A large investigation into the outcomes from 26 PET courses run by different instructors in six states of Australia (Wood, 2003) focused on the current relevance of P.E.T. for a radically changed society in which emotional health, interpersonal skills, and problem prevention have all been shown to be of crucial importance for parents and their families today. Experimental results showed P.E.T. groups achieved substantially and significantly higher scores than controls on the core skills of empathic listening, appropriate assertiveness and conflict resolution. Compared with controls the P.E.T. parents showed a significantly greater reduction in levels of parental stress about their family concerns.
The Trouble with Time Out by Larissa Dan
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Written by Larissa Dann
More and more parents are educating themselves on the best way to bring up their children. We search the Internet, we read books, and we attend parenting classes.
“Y.E.T. was very interesting as we don’t learn this at school. The role plays were very fun and made me want to do more. Mrs. B made sure we were enjoying the lesson and stayed focused.”- 14 year old student
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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