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Our programmes are only taught by instructors certified by Gordon Training International. Classes consist of brief lectures, demonstrations, workbook exercises, role-playing, lots and lots of coaching, some homework, and small group discussions.

 

You will receive a set of programme materials, a participant certificate and a copy of Dr Gordon’s Credo. The schedule depends on the individual certified instructor.

 

Find an instructor below and contact her directly or please drop us a message via our contact us form or send an email to info@parents.co.za and we will put you in touch with a certified instructor near you.

WESTERN CAPE

Karen Badenhorst

083 265 9388

P.E.T. | B.Y.B. | T.E.T. | Y.E.T.

Area: Bellville, Stellenbosch & Northern Suburbs

Successful parenting requires hard work and dedication because it is perhaps the most important responsibility in one's life. Unfortunately, it is also the one that we are the least prepared for! Twenty years ago, my husband and I realised that we were not adequately prepared to build mutually satisfying and quality relationships with our children. Fortunately, we were introduced to the P.E.T. course, and this assisted both of us greatly to overcome the uncertainties and anxieties associated with parenting. It will be a privilege to present P.E.T. to you and your parenting partner and to assist you in acquiring skills and techniques that will benefit your family!

Mimi Hewett

084 2055 723

P.E.T.

Area: Brackenfell & Northern Suburbs

 

I first attended the Parent Effectiveness Training course as a parent, wanting to understand my children better, but also to see if the way that I’ve been raised was the only/best way to raise our children. My husband and I grew up in entirely different households, so we didn’t always agree on how to raise and discipline our daughters, and I was tired of being the bad cop and hubby being the good cop! I use the skills I’ve learned in all my relationships, not just with my children. I also encourage my clients in my practice to try it at home – with so many success stories.

Marilize van Zyl

083 2353 805

P.E.T.

Area: Stilbaai, Mossel Bay & George

 

My interest in the bonding between parent and child has always been part of my passion for social work. The influence of a parent on a child determines most of the child’s holistic development and social functioning as an adult. The perspective of Dr Thomas Gordon overshadowed most of what I believed was good parenting skills. I started to apply the skills with my children, surprised to see what the outcome was. I also got to know myself better and could even use the skills in my relationship with my husband. The benefits of the techniques learned from P.E.T. are endless. I am excited to share it, as well as my own experiences, with other parents.

Lindsay Farrant

084 737 5757

P.E.T.

Area: Southern Suburbs

 

Motherhood was a rude awakening for someone who thrives on order. I needed to find real answers and real skills for the day to day challenges and at the same time to be able to maintain and grow healthy and strong relationships with my children. P.E.T. answered my questions and gave me a clear framework from which to approach parenting. As a medical professional, communication is an interest, because so often the results of poor communication cause pain and take much time and work to address. Communication theory and skills training were part of the masters programme I completed, particularly in the professional interface of breaking bad news and in assisting families to cope with life-threatening and life-limiting medical conditions.  I have found P.E.T. so beneficial in growing my awareness and my skills for helping families.

Euria Hendrickse

083 320 8510

P.E.T. | T.E.T.

Area: Kuils River

 

She obtained a BA (Language and Communication) degree in 2001, BA (HONS) degree in 2002 and PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) in 2004. She worked as an English and Life Orientation high school teacher for seven years and as a Life Orientation FET Subject Adviser for six years. She completed the P.E.T. Instructor Training course in April 2018 and started to present this course in August 2018.

Lydia Batchelor

P.E.T.

 

After completing my Honours in Psychology, I started working in the field, and held the position of Psychometrist and Interpersonal Skills facilitator for five years, with Psygro Consulting Psychologists, an organisation that offers psychological services to a variety of blue chip organisations within and outside the borders of South Africa. I completed my Masters in Clinical Psychology in 2006 and then worked in an Internship post at Panorama Medi-Clinic (2007). Once registered for Independent Practice, my consulting career began where I worked in various roles as a consulting clinical psychologist, for both organizations as well as private patients.  

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Janine Björkman

073 727 2245

P.E.T.

 

As a floundering young parent, I read "P.E.T." in 1978. It stood out as the most loving and workable approach. It is wonderful to see the relief and joy experienced by my clients as they change from feeling anxious and defeated to calm and confident, knowing how to respond to their children helpfully and effectively. Parents understand their children better once they learn how to listen. Problems can be solved more creatively when everyone contributes to a solution that satisfies each person. I offer parents individual support during and after the course.