When I first started PET with Kathryn, I was struggling with my 2 little kids – a girl aged 3 and a boy aged 1.5. There was lots of shouting by all family members in the house and it was achieving nothing. I was desperate to try something new and reign back control of my life. PET taught me how to see myself, how I see others, dealing with emotions and most importantly who actually has the problem because so very often it’s not who you thought! It’s a wonderful thing to be able to gain control of situations that are spiralling out of control. The skills you are taught really do work, when you can remember to use them! It’s early days for me, but I know that PET works so I keep the books lying around and regularly peek into them when things are getting a bit out of hand and it gets me back on track and the house a calmer place. The more you practise the easier it becomes as it seemed really strange at first!
I didn’t really think it would work on my kids who are so young, but time and time again, it has. I’m so glad that I did this course when they were so young as it gives me lots of time to practice! I’ve become a much calmer mummy around my kids as I now know how to handle problematic situations. Our household now talks about problems instead of bottling them up and is a much more loving family unit. I’ve also tried the skills on my husband and friends and the difference in how conversations and situations have evolved is unbelievable. With PET both parties end up happy, a win-win situation for everyone!