P.E.T. Course

Fall 2023

Think about all the time wasted on power struggles and policing futile consequences, not to mention the stress and unhappiness.

Children don’t come with an instruction manual. And, being a parent doesn’t always mean that you automatically or instinctively know what to do. Parent Effectiveness Training offers proven communication skills that really work. In just two months, you could be on an entirely new path, where both your and your child’s needs are met, conflicts can be resolved with no one losing, and, more importantly, everyone can be their true self and thrive.

  • Date and Time: 8 × Sundays 1-4pm from September 24 to November 19
  • Virtual option available
  • First class is free
  • Material (book + workbook): $45
  • Fee: $195 (due after first class); sliding scale available (pay what you can)

“Babak thoroughly explained the material and welcomed questions in a nonjudgmental way. It’s empowering to have practical skills to address conflicts in a way that encourages kids to become solution makers and problem solvers.”


Past P.E.T. participant

“P.E.T. has been incredibly helpful for me as a father of two young children. It has provided a concrete structure and skillset, such as problem ownership, active listening, and I-messages, to help me and my family have more positive interactions.”


Past P.E.T. participant

“This course does an incredible job of helping people assess real-life situations and use appropriate communication tools to create excellent relationships and help their children be healthy, happy, and independent.”


Past P.E.T. participant

What you will learn?

The four basic skills every parent needs are:

  1. How to talk to your children so that they will listen to you.
  2. How to listen to your children so they feel genuinely understood.
  3. How to resolve conflicts and problems in your family so that no one loses and problems stay solved.
  4. A method for troubleshooting family problems and knowing which skills to use to solve them.

Who should attend

P.E.T. is for parents of children of all ages. Naturally, special considerations have to be made for preverbal children, which is also covered in the workshop.

How you and your family will benefit

  • Your children will feel free to discuss their problems and concerns with you instead of withdrawing.
  • They will learn self-discipline, self-control and an inner sense of personal responsibility.
  • You will learn how to work with each other instead of against each other.
  • You’ll experience fewer angry outbursts and more problem-solving.
  • Everyone can participate in rule-setting so all will feel motivated to comply with the rules.
  • Fewer power struggles—less tension, less resentment, more fun, more peace, more love.

A quick introduction to P.E.T.

Watch this short introductory video to learn more!

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