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ERIC Number: ED446808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 365
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-609-80693-9
Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children. Revised.
Gordon, Thomas
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)
Three Rivers Press, Division of Random House, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036. Tel: 212-782-9000; Fax: 212-302-7985; Web site: (U.S., $15; Canada, $23).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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