ERIC Number: ED446808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children. Revised.
Parent Effectiveness Training (PET) began almost 40 years ago as the first national parent-training program to teach parents how to communicate more effectively with their children and to offer step-by-step advice to resolving family conflicts. This book, a revised and updated edition, presents the PET model for parent training, including the comprehensive philosophy of what it takes to establish and maintain an effective total relationship with a child in all circumstances and a complete system of principles and techniques. The model focuses on ways parents can encourage children to accept responsibility for finding their own solutions to their own problems. The chapters are: (1) "Parents Are Blamed but Not Trained"; (2) "Parents Are Persons, Not Gods" (3) "How To Listen So Kids Will Talk to You: The Language of Acceptance"; (4) "Putting Your Active Listening Skill to Work"; (5) "How To Listen to Kids Too Young To Talk Much"; (6) "How To Talk So Kids Will Listen to You"; (7) "Putting I-Messages to Work"; (8) "Changing Unacceptable Behavior by Changing the Environment"; (9) "Inevitable Parent-Child Conflicts: Who Should Win?"; (10) "Parental Power: Necessary and Justified?"; (11) "The 'No- Lose' Method for Resolving Conflicts"; (12) "Parents' Fears and Concerns about the 'No-Lose' Method"; (13) "Putting the 'No-Lose' Method to Work"; (14) "How To Avoid Being Fired as a Parent"; (15) "How Parents Can Prevent Conflicts by Modifying Themselves"; and (16) "The Other Parents of Your Children." Exercises for parents, a list of 12 communication roadblocks, and a suggested reading list are appended. (KB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies, Child Rearing, Child Responsibility, Children, Conflict, Interpersonal Communication, Listening Skills, Models, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Problem Solving
Three Rivers Press, Division of Random House, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036. Tel: 212-782-9000; Fax: 212-302-7985; Web site: http://www.randomhouse.com (U.S., $15; Canada, $23).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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