WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?
THE MAIN GOALS OF P.E.T.
Have you ever thought that children should come with a manual? Well, they do!
We all know that parenting can be difficult. And it doesn't matter how old your children are, if they're infants, toddlers or teenagers - each stage comes with its own challenges and there's no such thing as one specific method that works for everyone. Parents often use power in order to get their kids to listen to them and get their needs met. It won't work in the long run, won't be good for the parent-child relationship and won't be beneficial to anyone. There are, however, other ways to resolve conflicts and to make sure they won't occur so often anymore. You'll be able to live with your children (and others) in calm and loving relationships in which both of you will be satisfied because you both are important.
This intensive 8-week course is a judgment-free zone! We're here to get to know each other, keep our own values and learn, not to judge, blame or evaluate. The classes are fun and interesting -- there's always something going on. There's room for sharing, laughing or even being sad and deep in thought. There's a lot of interaction and practice too as in P.E.T. we strongly believe in learning by doing but you won't be pressured to go outside of your comfort zone if you don't feel like it.
At the end of the course you'll receive a certificate!
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
Communication skills you'll learn during this course will be beneficial to you for the rest of your life. They'll help you have more satisfying relationships not only with your children but with other people in your home, work place and everyone else.
You'll learn how to talk to your children so that they'll listen. How to listen to them so they'll feel cared about and understood. How to solve problems, even the ones that seem impossible to solve, in ways that will let all of you feel satisfied with the solutions. How to find solutions that will work for you and your family specifically. How to help your children become happy, confident and independent people.
Realizing who owns the problem to understand and manage them.
Active listening to help children express their thoughts, feelings and emotions, and solve their own problems by themselves from the earliest stages of their lives (even when they're only 2 years old).
Preventing problems proactively so that families are happier, calmer, more comfortable together and have fewer conflicts in their every day life.
Using I-Messages to express feelings and values, to show appreciation and to prevent conflicts.
No-lose conflict resolution (Method III) so the needs of both parents and children are met and each person is satisfied with a solution. Nobody loses and your relationship with your children gets stronger.
Learning how to deal with values collisions between parents and children to increase understanding and acceptance even in a situation when you have totally different opinions about the same thing.
STILL NOT SURE?
If you have any other questions or concerns feel free to contact me! We can schedule a consultation or you can come for the first session for free and see if this is something you'd like to do.