Inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone regardless of cultural or linguistic background are values that underpin Harmony Week (14 to 21 March). These values are the very essence of all harmonious relationships. Effectiveness Training Institute of Australia's mission is to … [Read more...]
“Quiet Please!” A Parent’s Guide to Peacefully Creating Calm
Parents yearn for the peaceful sound of silence. The soothing balm of quiet solitude. An inner calm. Family life is so often a cacophony of sounds, activity and busy-ness that floods and overloads the senses of each family member. Parents giving commands, children resisting, the incessant … [Read more...]
Me No Brush Teeth! – 2 year old resistance
"Have I told you lately how much I like P.E.T.?" So began a text message from my daughter-in-law Alison. I was curious. The message was about how Alison had successfully used Parent Effectiveness Training's Method III, no-lose problem solving, to deal with a conflict with her two year old … [Read more...]
Win-Win Conflict Resolution: Thea age 7 & her mother each get their needs met.
Following is a true story told by a mother who has newly learnt Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) skills. Camilla, the mother of Thea, 7 years old, decides to introduce and apply the no-lose method of conflict resolution with her daughter for the first time. P.E.T. teaches parents that they … [Read more...]
Morning Rush Hour: a true story of a mother choosing to listen and the amazing outcome.
The following heart warming story was written by Cindy, a mother who was attending a Parent Effectiveness Training course that I was conducting. She had just been learning about the importance of actively listening to children when they have a problem to assist them identifying their need. She was … [Read more...]