One of the first professionals to provide parents with
communication and problem-solving skills, Dr. Thomas Gordon (1918-2002) offered his
first parenting class in 1962; this excellent course has since been taught to over one
million parents in 43 countries.
Parent Effectiveness Training was
publishedin 1970. More than 30 years later, this inspiring book (revised in
2000) has been translated into 33 languages and has sold over five million copies; it
remains an essential parenting resource.
While continuing to work with families, Dr. Gordon later adapted the P.E.T. model
for teachers and business leaders. The website covers all three areas. The Family
section describes the P.E.T. parenting philosophy (described as "a blueprint for
following the Golden Rule"), descriptions and locations of Family Effectiveness
Training programs, parents' stories about the programs, reviews of research on the
P.E.T. course, an FAQ, and addresses of international Gordon Training programs.
Subscription to a free monthly email newsletter, Working Together, is available on
the website front page. For more information about Gordon Training programs, contact
Leah Peterson, Business Development Coordinator at .