• P.E.T. or Parent Effectiveness Training is a pragmatic and hands-on training and communications workshop for parents. Created by three- time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Dr. Thomas Gordon in 1962, The Gordon Model has been taught to over 1.5 million parents world-wide in over 43 different countries. 
  • It is a robust and effective framework of communication that parents have successfully used to improve their relationship with their children.  And have also used in interpersonal situations with their spouses, at work, with extended family and friends. I use it with my pets too :)!
  • Communication is everything if we think about it. We need effective communication in every aspect of life, in every interaction, job and non job situation. The best part about P.E.T. for me is that children learn these very important skills from parents at home, skills that aren't taught anywhere else. Thus giving them a headstart as they interface with life. 


  • I have a teenager, will the skills work for them?

The interpersonal skills you will learn are applicable to your teenager as much as to your child at any age, even your infant. The degree of responsibility you take for a baby vs an older child varies in an age appropriate manner.

  • How is this program different from others?

​P.E.T. is considered the grand-daddy program of all parenting programs in the United States (50,000 at last count). That P.E.T. has been around for close to 6  decades in over 43 countries across different languages, culturalal and social landscapes and is growing still,  is a testament to it robustness and effectiveness. You can read a detailed comparison here

What I like about P.E.T. is that:

a) I, my child and the relationship we have, all are equally respected and all of our needs are important.

b) There is an elegant and well-defined framework and easy to understand tool set beyond which there is total freedom for my family and me to express who we are in our own unique context - cultural, social, religious, economic etc. and finally

c) When used properly, it supports my children to grow into happy, well adjusted citizens of the world. Who are in tune with themselves and with the world around them. 

  • Can I bring my children?

​This program is for adults only. Your children will reap the benefits of the course from your learnings at home. 

  • Can we do the course as a couple?

Absolutely! We encourage both parents or all adults in the lives of your child(ren) to do the course. The benefits are many fold when everyone is on board. Your interpersonal relationship will see a shift too - please see the testimonials section. The price is the same for a couple as for an individual parent as our commitment to families.

You Will LEarn How to

  • Talk to your children so they will listen to you and change their behaviour
  • Listen to your children so they feel genuinely understood and have room to grow and thrive into their potential
  • ​Resolve conflicts and problems in your family so that no one loses and problems stay solved
  • Relationship building skills, to pass on your values, ideas and thoughts to your children in a healthy way without forcing them on your child.


The Results for your family Will be

  • Your children will feel free to discuss their problems and concerns with you instead of withdrawing. This provides for tremendous growth.
  • ​You will learn how to work with each other instead of against each other - saving time and energy that can be spent on bonding and care
  • Your children will learn to be self starters exhibiting self discipline, self control and responsibility
  • You will all experience less angry outbursts and more problem solving
  • Motivation by everyone to make rules work because they helped to set them, yes even your 3 year old :)!
  • ​Fewer power struggles - less tension and resentment, more fun, more peace and more love.

Introduction to P.E.T.

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  • P.E.T. Workshops 
  • Consultation with Individuals and Families

Master Trainer Steve Emmons 

P.E.T. Instructor Judy Pardo

A Communications and Listening Skills Program for Parents, that actually works!!!  Read our Testimonials section. 


Vidya on her P.E.T. experience

Logistics of the program

  • ​The program runs for a total of 8 weeks.
  • Each week we meet for 3 hours at a fixed time & day of the week.
  • The 8 weeks will be at the same location.  Please check our calendar to see where the next workshop will be.
  • Together we  learn, practice and have fun with a skill set each week.
  • We have a 15 minute tea break half way through.
  • You can Register here for the next program
  • We have 12 paying participants per workshop
  • CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED. Your child will reap the benefits from your new and informed selves at home. Having your child there will distract you and others from making the most of the 3 hours. 

VIDEOS : ours and Others

How the PRogram Works

This intensive proven workshop is taught by Gordon Training International or G.T.I.  certified instructors only. The workshop includes hands-on practice on real life situations you are facing today with your child. 

These are taught through a number of different modalities:

  • Instructor Presentations
  • Workbook exercises
  • Role plays
  • Demonstrations
  • Small group and large group discussions
  • At home application
  • Troubleshooting
  • Between session support

WHAT You will Recieve

You will receive the following at part of your 8 weeks training

  • P.E.T. book
  • P.E.T. Workbook
  • A Participant Certification by G.T.I.
  • A copy of Dr. Gordon's Credo
  • ​An  A4 Poster of the Gordon Model
  • Ongoing online support  from Sonal and the P.E.T. family of parents trained with her on a closed F.B. group.
  • ​Opportunity to participate in P.E.T. clinics for refreshing skills post the workshop
  • Paid one on one consultations with Sonal during or post workshop

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