Short Courses

Parent Effectiveness Training

Course Finished: 
R 4 500 (early registration discount applies)

Lynn Pretorius has extensive experience at a Senior Management level in the corporate world. She obtained a BSocSci (Hons) in Industrial Phycology as well as a BSocSci (Hons) in Industrial relations. She is a self-employed consultant in the field of Human Resources and a qualified, Internationally accredited Parent Effectiveness Training Facilitator. She has run extensive P.E.T. workshops in suburbs in Johannesburg as well as in the rural areas for unemployed parents. The common denominator is that all parents wants the same for their children. P.E.T. helps you to unlock your child’s potential.

Duration & Time: 
Tuesday Evenings (18:00 to 21:00) - 23 & 30 January, 6, 13, 20 & 27 February, 6 & 13 March (24 hours)

P.E.T was created by Dr. Thomas Gordon (three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee) in the USA in 1962. P.E.T is taught in 52 countries around the world and has been changing family lives for over 50 years. P.E.T has been revised and updated with new and relevant content and examples to address the problems, issues and concerns of today’s parents.

What the parents will learn:

  • Identifying problem ownership
  • How to talk to your child so that they will listen to you
  • How to listen to your child so that they feel genuinely understood
  • How to resolve conflict and problems in your family so that nobody loses and the problems stay resolved
  • A method for trouble shooting family problems and knowing which skills to use to solve them
  • How to handle value collisions
  • How to use the “language of acceptance”

How will parents and children benefit

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

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