Parent Effectiveness Training Course for parents and all child caregivers

Course length
24 h

What is it about?

Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) is a 24-hour programme designed to support parents and other caregivers in developing relationships with children that are imbued with kindness, trust and mutual respect. It offers proven communication skills that really work. 

This pioneering class was developed by three-time Nobel Prize nominee Dr. Thomas Gordon and has helped millions of parents around the world since 1962. 

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Parent Effectiveness Training

What will we learn?

  • How to talk to your children so that they will listen to you
  • How to listen to your children so they feel genuinely understood
  • How to resolve conflicts and problems so that no one loses and problems stay solved
  • A method for troubleshooting family problems and knowing which skills to use to solve them

How will you benefit?

  • Your children will feel free to discuss their problems and concerns with you instead of withdrawing
  • They will learn self-discipline, self-control and an inner sense of personal responsibility
  • You will learn how to work with each other instead of against each other
  • You’ll experience fewer angry outbursts and more problem-solving
  • Everyone can participate in rule-setting so all will feel motivated to comply with the rules
  • Fewer power struggles–less tension, less resentment, more fun, more peace, more love

Further information

The course aims to help participants foster their natural authority that results from authentic expression of and respect for their own needs and the needs of the children.
The course is designed for parents, grandparents, foster parents and all those who look after children.
The length of the course is 24 hours. The scheduling of the sessions may be adjusted to the participants’ needs. The most common format is eight sessions, each three hours long, organised once a week.
The course is primarily focused on practical skills training with occasional bits of theory to provide the relevant psychological background. Each participant will receive a workbook containing various exercises, activities and texts embracing the main concepts of the P.E.T. approach. Together, we reflect on real-life situations, engage in role playing to practice various communication skills and provide constructive and encouraging feedback. We work in pairs or small groups. Participation in all activities is voluntary and confidentiality is part of our work ethics.
The number of participants may vary from 5 to 15 and the facilitator adjusts the activities so as to ensure maximum effectiveness.
The cost per participant is CZK 5,200. The price includes the workbook (126 pages) that is a valuable resource to consult even after the course’s completion.