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Award-Winning Parenting Class

Offered In Bend

P.E.T. Parent Effectiveness Training

Whether you're the parent of a toddler or a teenager, you know that parenting can be challenging--even overwhelming at times. Unfortunately, children don't come with an instruction manual. And, being a parent doesn't always mean that you automatically or instinctively know the best thing to do.

Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) offers a proven approach that really works. When parents use P.E.T. parenting skills, they are amazed with the dramatic improvement both in their families and in all their relationships. The workshop was created by Dr. Thomas Gordon, award-winning psychologist, three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and author of Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children. P.E.T. is an international bestseller with over 5 million copies sold.

 “100 years from now it doesn't matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, or how much money I had in the bank. BUT the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child.”


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Who Should Take The Class?

Parents, step-parents, grandparents, foster parents, teachers, day care providers, counselors and other caretakers that don't want to fall into the vicious cycle of power-based parenting methods such as timeouts, spankings, threats, yelling, nagging, punishment and other parenting techniques that chip away at the relationship and your child's self esteem.


Comments from P.E.T. Workshop graduates

in Bend, Oregon

What You 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.

Insight Counseling Group, LLC

Individual, Couples and Family Therapy

How You And Your Family Will Benefit

  • Your children will feel free to discuss their problems and concerns with you instead of withdrawing.
  • They will learn self-discipline, self-control and an inner sense of personal responsibility.
  • You will learn how to work with each other instead of against each other.
  • You’ll experience fewer angry outbursts and more problem-solving.
  • Everyone can participate in rule-setting so all will feel motivated to comply with the rules.
  • Fewer power struggles–less tension, less resentment, more fun, more peace, more love.

Click here to discover how one Bend mother transformed her relationship with her two teenagers from what she learned in the

P.E.T. workshop.

When is the Workshop?

When: Currently there are no scheduled workshops, however one-on-one parent consultation sessions and small private groups may be arranged. Please contact us for details.

Where: n/a

Cost: $295 per person. $50 discount for current clients of Insight Counseling Group  (ICG) and previous workshop participants. Registration includes the P.E.T. book and workbook. Contact us to learn about additional discounts for couples registering together.

*Early Registration Discount*: Receive $50 off the registration fee ($245) for early registration. Cannot be combined with ICG client discount.

Note: Class size is limited to 15.

“At first, I was reluctant to sign up for an eight-week course. By the end, I felt that I wished the course could continue another eight weeks. Each class was lively with demos, role-playing, diagrams, and anecdotes. I highly recommend it to every human being who strives for better communication, not just parents.”

"This course was very powerful. The way Natalie taught the class was engaging and thought provoking. She made it easier to generalize the skills to real life situations."

"I am very thankful to have participated with my husband... we have new skills and the resources to have significantly improved quality relationships with each other, our children and really with all that we communicate."

"I felt that I learned a great deal about how to communicate more effectively with my kids, to lean more toward figuring things out vs. staying in a 'my way or the highway' type of mentality. Excellent instructor."

“Awesome class. It applies to all relationships.”