Parent effectiveness training, or PET, is an approach to parenting that takes into account the individual child – his temperament and what is motivating him.
Do you have a strong-willed child who tests the limits, leaving you feeling as if you’re constantly fighting for their cooperation? I had a child like this, and it was a few years before I discovered a word that described her without sounding negative.
Some children are more intense, sensitive, persistent, and energetic than others and it’s easy to feel like you’re alone in dealing with your spirited child. This is never more relevant than when it comes to feeding and mealtimes.
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On the show this week I have Kelly Meier. She is the creator of Respectful Parent – a resource to help moms and dads find the balance in their role as parents.
Kelly is a mom, a certified parent effectiveness training (PET) instructor, and a parent coach in San Diego, California. Her mission is to help as many people as possible see their kids in a less challenging light.
We do better with our children when we partner with them and pay some attention to what makes them tick, so tune in this week to discover Kelly’s tips for communication and cultivating an environment where your kids can make informed decisions based on their needs.“All behavior is communication, so you want to find out what they're trying to tell you. You want to be curious, not furious. Chilren are born wanting to be a part of something, to help, wanting to know what is expected of them." – Kelly Meier Click To Tweet
What You’ll Learn about PET:
- What parent effectiveness training is.
- How we can use PET to make mealtimes a little less challenging and a lot more engaging.
- Why spirited children don’t respond well to mainstream parenting techniques.
- How to interpret your child’s behavior and encourage them to come up with their own solutions.
- Why, as a parent, you won’t always have all the answers when it comes to your kids.
- How employing PET helps you child gain self-awareness about their behavior.
- Some small and easy practices to help communicate effectively, verbally and using body language, with your child.
- The inspiring transformations that Kelly has seen after families have adopted the PET approach.
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- Eat in Peace workshop
- My daughter on episode 47
- TNC 075: Healthy Snack for Toddlers
- My TEDx talk: The Nutrition Prescription for Healthier Kids
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- Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
- Parent Effectiveness Training by Dr. Thomas Gordon
- 51 Snack Ideas for Kids
- Sweets: How to Cut Down Added Sugar
- When can baby eat sweets?
- New beverage guidelines for young children
- Sweet Excess: How the Baby Food Industry Hooks Toddlers