Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Parent Skills

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


Parent Skills is a resource for parents, educators, practitioners and carers, offering parenting ideas and education. Parent Skills is compatible with the skills and principles of Parent Effectiveness Training (PET).

Do you want to be the best parent possible?
Would you like to develop a positive relationship with your children that lasts a lifetime?
Would you like to help your children develop empathy, resilience, emotional intelligence and consideration?

Our approach is based on Parent Effectiveness Training (PET), a leader in gentle, peaceful parenting skills and principles. Through PET skills, parents and carers can develop a relationship of warmth, trust and respect with their children.

PET does not use punishment and reward to change a child’s behaviour. Instead, children are encouraged to develop an inner discipline and locus of control. The approach helps parents and children develop empathy, resilience and a sense of self-worth.

PET skills can help parents build a relationship of trust with their young people - a powerful tool of influence as young people enter into, and live through, adolescence and beyond.

We offer you our:
Website: for blogs, resource material and information
Facebook page: for an eclectic mix of parenting information
In-person parenting groups (PET).

Parent Effectiveness Training was devised in 1962 by Dr Thomas Gordon, and has been taught around the world. The course aims to improve family relationships by teaching respectful communication skills. Run over 8 weeks (1x3 hour session per week), the course is highly practical with theory, workbook exercises and (friendly and realistic) role-plays.


Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia