• Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.)

  • The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children
  • By: Thomas Gordon
  • Narrated by: Jamie MacKenzie
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-02-2009
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Big Happy Family, LLC
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (7 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

P.E.T. began over 45 years ago as the first national parent-training program to teach parents how to communicate more effectively with kids and offer step-by-step advice to resolving family conflict so everybody wins. This beloved classic is the most studied, highly-praised, and proven parenting program in the world -and it will for you. This ground-breaking book 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 use 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 children will thrive.
©2000 Thomas Gordon (P)2009 Big Happy Family, LLC
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 27-12-2016

Every parent needs this

In fact everyone needs this. This book is the solution to pretty much all the world's problems.

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5 out of 5 stars
By sarah on 04-03-2016

A book all parents should read

P.E.T is a must read for all parents who are determined to have healthy lifelong relationships with their children. By reading it, I have identified potentially damaging behaviour in my actions and then learned new strategies to improve communication with my children. A great, easy read, clear and sobering.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nothing really matters on 18-07-2013

Very helpful book.

What did you love best about Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.)?

I really liked this book and found it helpful. I have a complaint though. The author does a really excellent job explaining the concepts, but doesn't explain how to implement them as well as I needed him to (more examples would have helped). The book feels at a number of points like an advertisement for PET videos (no longer available) or courses which, perhaps, provide the missing implementation details. I still highly recommend this book, but you may want to read other similar books to get a handle on implementing the ideas. If you're only going to read one parenting book, you'll probably do better with How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk".

What other book might you compare Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) to and why?

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk has some similar ideas perhaps not as well explained but with implementation explained better. I think PET has some very good concepts and explanations that won't be found in HTTSKWLALSKWT, though. Read both.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Back2Life on 01-10-2012

Great Communication Tool

What made the experience of listening to Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) the most enjoyable?

This was the best perspective on interpersonal communication and active listening that I've heard.

What did you like best about this story?

The fact that I tried the techniques and they actually work. The active listening worked with my Son (11), my Daughter (16), my wife, Brother, Sister-in-law.... This really works!

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

The roadblocks to active listening and communication.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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