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Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Viktor Frankl

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A person is a fluid process, not a fixed and static entity; a flowing river of change, not a block of solid material; a continually changing constellation of potentialities, not a fixed quantity of traits.  
Carl Rogers


Education comes from the Latin prefix e- and the verb ducere, meaning to lead forth. Education is about creating the condition where the student can lead forth his/her full potential
Patrick Akrivos

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Parent Effectiveness Training

An increasing number of parents are determined not to repeat the mistakes of their own parents and therefore seek ways to be effective in what is considered by many to be the hardest job in the world. They seek tools that will help them create a family with more love and closeness and less conflict. Parental Effectiveness training (PET) is a parenting training workshop that does exactly that, teaching parents the tools that are based on mutual respect. Thomas Gordon, the pioneer of this approach, and two times Nobel peace prize nominee, created a parental effectiveness training workshop, based on years of sound research. The workshop provides parents with the skills to:

  • listen to their children so they talk: This skill allows the parent to really understand the child’s feelings, often leading to the cause of the problem.
  • talk to children so they will listen: This skill allows the parent to explain to the child that the behavior is causing the parent a problem. The idea is to inspire the child to want to change the behavior.
  • problem solve effectively: Children have the right to meet their needs but so do parents. It is when these two needs meet that conflict arises and the relationship between parents and children is tested. To support the loving relationship in the family, a “no-lose” problem solving method is proposed.

Parental Effectiveness Training is held in the northern and southern suburbs of Athens at various times of the year. They are held in German, Greek and English. Each workshop is comprised of 12-14 three hour meetings. 

PET-Advanced: PET-Advanced is open to all parents who have completed a PET course. PET advanced is an open group for parents who want to hone their skills further. PET-Advanced runs throughout the year.