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Download Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.): The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (352 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Gordon Narrator: Jamie MacKenzie Publisher: Big Happy Family Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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P.E.T. began over 45 years ago as the first national parent-training program to teach parents how to communicate more effectively with kids and offer step-by-step advice to resolving family conflict so everybody wins. This beloved classic is the most studied, highly-praised, and proven parenting program in the world -and it will for you.

This ground-breaking book will show you:

  • How to avoid being a permissive parent.
  • How to listen so kids will talk to you and talk so kids will listen to you.
  • How to teach your children to own their problems and to solve them.
  • How to use the No-Lose method to resolve conflicts.

    Using the timeless methods of P.E.T. will have immediate results: less fighting, fewer tantrums and lies, no need for punishment. Whether you have a toddler striking out for independence or a teenager who has already started rebelling, you'll find P.E.T. a compassionate, effective way to instill responsibility and create a nurturing family environment in which your children will thrive. Download and start listening now!

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    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthony | 2/18/2014

      " My wife and her family always talk about this book and the approach it suggests for raising children. I finally got a copy and started reading it and finished listening to it on our summer road trips. I don't have much to comment on it since our child is really just too young right now to try any of the suggestions on. Overall it seems like a very logical choice and it has helped me in interacting not only with children, but also with other adults. I believe the author has expanded this methodology to apply to management and teaching as well. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 2/18/2014

      " This one or PET(the other addition). Active listening - a tool for a lifetime. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginger Gee | 2/12/2014

      " Top notch parenting techniques about cooperating with your kids to meet their needs and yours. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Burns | 1/26/2014

      " I appreciate the content, hence, 4 stars, but it seemed a bit padded, hence not 5 stars. I agree with other reviewers that pointed out that readers can benefit from using the communication techniques discussed in the book with anyone, not just their kids. I originally checked the book out from the library, but ordered my own copy after I finished reading it, so that I could peek at it now and then on impulse, or loan it out to bookworthy friends. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 1/16/2014

      " I'm still currently reading this book, but so far, wow, this book is *awesome*. I feel so much more confident now to raise a child in the upcoming, more mentally difficult and complex years. This book also helped me with relationships with people in general, not just my child. This book, along with "Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles," are my must-reads for parenting and 'discipline.' "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 1/10/2014

      " Read a newer edition. I couldn't get over the 60's attitude of this ed. It was the only copy available in my library. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 cassandramonds | 12/9/2013

      " Great ideas for giving children messages of acceptance and love. It's taken me a few reads to wrap my head around and implement the non-disciplinarian approach to my five year old son (have you met him?) "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 11/14/2013

      " I really don't enjoy reading parenting books, but this one was worth reading for sure. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/6/2013

      " 42 yrs later, it's still got some great insights. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karrie Bunting | 4/22/2013

      " Pretty sure I read this years ago in a psych class... maybe it'll help me improve my skills. Will let you know. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 1/4/2013

      " Recommended for anyone who is having trouble communicating with their kids, or who wants to have better communication. This was a huge help for me. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekah | 11/28/2012

      " Love the insights in the book. Really had some amazing theories on raising kids. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rod | 10/14/2012

      " Excellent info on communicating with kids of all ages(0 on up to 99). "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seth Jenson | 6/12/2012

      " Our third child is coming in about 5 weeks. I'm excited and hopefully that I will get it right this time. Or at least do better than I've done with our first two. Being a dad is the hardest, and best thing I've ever done. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 5/9/2012

      " I read this book before my first pregnancy. It is a must read for all new parents and great for teachers as well. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rand | 11/21/2011

      " I've read a lot of parenting books, but I really liked this one. It's practical and useful stuff. Recommended! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polina | 11/3/2011

      " The best book for every body, not only for parents. It teachs you how to communicate with others. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 10/22/2011

      " Another read from my hippie days. But I paid attention... "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Efthymis | 5/5/2011

      " Great method, highly recommended to all parents. It IS an eye opener "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chanel11 | 4/2/2011

      " This book isn't just for helping communication between you and your children, this book also helped me communicate and compromise better with my husband, stopped a lot of arguments in their tracks. Can't speak highly enough of it. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chanel11 | 3/22/2011

      " This book isn't just for helping communication between you and your children, this book also helped me communicate and compromise better with my husband, stopped a lot of arguments in their tracks. Can't speak highly enough of it. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekah | 3/20/2011

      " Love the insights in the book. Really had some amazing theories on raising kids. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri | 12/29/2010

      " How to talk so kids will listen. Good practice for any relationship. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 8/22/2010

      " Be real with your kids. Use I-messages to communicate your feelings rather than you-messages. Use active listening to understand what your kids are feeling. Good book. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen-Marie Freeman | 3/11/2010

      " A logical, humane approach to raising children and to other interpersonal relations. The techniques outlined here are not always easy, but I believe them to be admirable and goals to aspire to. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 10/16/2009

      " This one or PET(the other addition). Active listening - a tool for a lifetime. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 cassandramonds | 9/27/2009

      " Great ideas for giving children messages of acceptance and love. It's taken me a few reads to wrap my head around and implement the non-disciplinarian approach to my five year old son (have you met him?) "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 9/14/2009

      " I read this book before my first pregnancy. It is a must read for all new parents and great for teachers as well. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rodrick | 8/17/2009

      " Excellent info on communicating with kids of all ages(0 on up to 99). "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudia | 3/16/2009

      " This book was used in the parenting class offered by the Church back in the early 1980's. That sounds so ancient!
      It was a great book with good analysis. "

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