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Recent Feedback from Parents

Recent Feedback from Parents | focusing_gr | Scoop.it

With an recent increase in P.E.T. feedback in the last two weeks, we thought we would share some of it with you:

As a father of a 13 year old boy and 2 twins 28 months ( Boy and Girl ) I just finished reading the book and was very inspired. ...

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How to Deal: Teens, Drugs and Alcohol

How to Deal: Teens, Drugs and Alcohol | focusing_gr | Scoop.it

A parent sent in a familiar question to us recently, confused about how to handle the issue of drugs and alcohol with her teen. We thought we should share this with you all:

 

My question for you is what to do if your teenager
is doing something dangerous to their health such as doing drugs or
drinking? I don't see how we could find a common ground solution to
something like that....

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Parent Effectiveness Training: The Blog: Method III in Action, with Three Children Under Six

Parent Effectiveness Training: The Blog: Method III in Action, with Three Children Under Six | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
This is the story of a recent P.E.T. graduate, who has three boys - aged 6, 4 and 1. Before attending the course, bath times at her place were a real issue, causing tension and arguments. This is her story:

“During the weeks of the P.E.T. course, I used the Method III approach to solve my ‘bath time’ problem with the boys. ...
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Should Mom & Dad Uphold a "United Front"

Should Mom & Dad Uphold a "United Front" | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
One of the most popular parenting theories debated is whether or not both parents need to be "coming from the same place." According to this stance, both parents should always back each other up so that that their child is led to believe that...
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Things I Never Told My Parents

by Selena Cruz George, P.E.T. Program Manager
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And along with my “bad behavior” came punishment of all sorts. Restriction, time-outs, you name it. Did these punishments stop me from doing the things that my parents didn’t want me to do? Of course not! I simply became more clever. (Sorry mom and dad.)
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P.E.T. Reviews and Research

P.E.T. Reviews and Research | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
There have been two extensive reviews of P.E.T. course evaluation studies. The first, by Ronald Levant of Boston University, reviewed 23 different studies. The author concluded that many of the studies had methodological discrepancies.
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Communicating With Your Child Using Compassionate Communication

Communicating With Your Child Using Compassionate Communication | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
by Lori Grace Star, M.A. (Psych)

Compassionate Communication, based on Nonviolent Communication(TM), a system of communication developed over the last 30 years by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D., is a way of communicating that has made a tremendous contribution to my life and the lives of many others, helping us to empathize more fully, to feel more empathic with ourselves, and to feel deeper connections with others.

The intention of Compassionate Communication is to support true understanding and deep connection. Part of this process happens non-verbally through tone of voice and facial expression. The other part is supported tremendously by a form of verbal communication that helps one get one's needs met by expressing needs directly and making requests, Often people try to motivate others to meet their needs by using judgments, criticisms and analyses.
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