Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) classes, developed by Dr. Thomas Gordon teach parents how to communicate more effectively with kids and offer step-by-step advice to resolve family conflicts so everybody wins. P.E.T. workshop is an 8-week group parenting class teaching you proven communication skills to help you become compassionate without being permissive, and to be more assertive without bribery, yelling or commercialized techniques such as time-out.

The Overall Goal of P.E.T. is to teach parents very practical communication and conflict resolution skills to create more happy and satisfying relationships with their children. Parents take the full workshop will learn:

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

This program was created by award-winning psychologist and three-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Dr. Thomas Gordon in 1962. Offered by certified P.E.T. Instructors.

Corrine Parker

About the Instructor

Cory is a veteran elementary school teacher with three small kids of her own. After suffering under the personal burden of juggling her kid’s needs, work, and other relationships, she was burned out and looking for help. What she found, that changed everything, was Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T). It helped her build positive relationships with her kids, the kind with less yelling, less discipline and more solutions.

If you know what it feels like to be barely hanging on in your own home, P.E.T can help. If things are going fairly well, but you want to be a better parent (especially as they grow into teens and young adults), P.E.T can provide the framework for you to be your best!
Cory is a patient and kind facilitator who is passionate about helping other parents and caregivers become more confident communicators.
Date and Time:

Every Wednesday from 7pm-10pm

Must enroll for 8 weeks to complete the P.E.T.


Registration: A minimum payment of $50 is due up front to secure your spot.

The remaining fee is due after the first session.

Cost: $450 individual, $550/couple including materials.

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