May, 2015
How the Evidence of Today Supports the Wisdom of Yesterday: Why Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) Works
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. We all want to do the best by our children, to raise children that are loved and loving, confident, compassionate, considerate, and with a good sense of self-worth. In this quest for information, many parents look for evidence of effectiveness.


My experience, over 20 years of parenting using P.E.T. skills (and as a parent educator), is that the principles of Parent Effectiveness Training work. The longevity of Dr. Thomas Gordon's book and course, and its continued uptake by parents around the world, attribute to the positive outcomes of P.E.T. on family relationships.


The question I sought to answer in this article was: Why? What is it about the P.E.T. skills that lead to favourable life results for children and parents?

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