UPDATED 2019 EDITION - The pioneering book that's guided millions of parents to more effectively resolve conflicts, communicate, and create loving relationships with their children--from Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Thomas Gordon
P.E.T., or Parent Effectiveness Training, began in 1962 as the first national parent-training program to teach parents how to communicate more effectively with kids and offer step-by-step advice to resolve family conflicts so everybody wins. This beloved classic is the most studied, highly praised, and proven parenting program in the world--and it will work for you. Now revised and updated, this groundbreaking guide will show you:
- How to avoid being a permissive parent
- How to listen so kids will talk to you and talk so kids will listen to you
- How to teach your children to "own" their problems and to solve them
- How to apply the "No Lose" method to resolve conflicts
Using the timeless methods of P.E.T. will have immediate results: less fighting, fewer tantrums and lies, no need for punishment. Whether you have a toddler striking out for independence or a teenager who has already started rebelling, you'll find P.E.T. a compassionate, effective way to instill responsibility and create a nurturing family environment in which your child will thrive.