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What is P.E.T.?

Dr. Thomas Gordon's Parent Effectiveness Training, P.E.T., is the most researched, evidence-based, best practices, model for raising responsible, loving, and respectful children of all ages. The P.E.T. course is the original parenting program, upon which many other programs are based such as Active Parenting, Non-Violent Communication, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, and Triple-P Parenting Program. It founded the development of conflict resolution, active listening, and effective confrontation courses, presently offered at universities, colleges, schools, and in corporate environments around the world.

The P.E.T. program was developed by Gordon Training International and is delivered in over 40 countries today. Dr. Thomas Gordon has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize twice. The book has sold millions of copies world wide and has been translated into over 20 foreign languages. Connection between parent and child is enhanced by learning the skills in this seminar. P.E.T. provides families with confidence, healthy self-esteem, emotional intelligence, open communication, problem-solving skills, assertiveness, empathy and increased co-operation in their relationships. Most of all, families re-discover peace in their homes and joy in living together.

In independent reviews, by Family Resource Programs Canada and by parent educators, social workers, psychologists, doctors, nurses, teachers, and parents, the P.E.T. program has consistently rated five stars (the highest awarded) for the best practices in parenting program available.

The University of Calgary, Alumni Magazine: Communication in Parenting Article

P.E.T. Poster

UPSTARTS' evaluation of APCA's P.E.T Program

P.E.T. is offered two ways:

Attend a P.E.T. Public Seminar

Register for a Scheduled P.E.T. Parent Effectiveness Training Course

Host a P.E.T. Private Seminar

If you would like to set up a seminar for your group, company, school, or association, please email us below. We are certified P.E.T instructors who are also qualified to teach T.E.T. - Teacher Effectiveness Training, E.T. - Effectiveness Training for Women, and No-Lose Conflict Resolution for Youth.

Seminars can be offered in several formats: 8-week Lunch and Learns, or before/after work sessions, or a 2-day, 12-hour intense Fast Class. Other options can be customized to meet your participant's needs. Please contact us below for more information.

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More Information about the P.E.T. Program

P.E.T. Program Overview and Information

Family Resource Programs Canada - Independent Review of Parenting Programs

The University of Calgary, Alumni Magazine: Communication in Parenting Article Printable

The University of Calgary, Alumni Magazine: Communication in Parenting Article Online

P.E.T. at The University of Calgary

P.E.T. For Health Professionals - Two Day Fast Class

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P.E.T. Summary of Research Findings

P.E.T. Summary of Recent Australian Research

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