Nurturing Connections

Peaceful Parenting Course

Learn how to use proven parenting methods to foster incredible connections with your child. Understand how to communicate effectively, and grow together towards a better future.

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Parent Effectiveness Training

Heal Yourself,
Free Your Children

Creating conscious change & lasting family connection.

I have learned so much in the PET course with Jacqui. She paces the class just right so you feel challenged but not overwhelmed. She is patient, eager to help and makes herself available for any questions while you practice what you’ve learned. I’m thrilled to have found her class and implement these techniques with my children.

Alexi Capraro

PET May 2022

Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T)
Online delivery

8 WEEKLY SESSIONS – 3 hours per week via zoom with Sunflowers & Butterflies creator and P.E.T Trainer  Jacqui Bowden

COMMENCING MONDAY 22nd Augsut 2023

10am – 1pm (daytime option)


6.00pm – 9.00pm (Evening option)

Spread over 10 weeks this is a great option if you have a very busy schedule and can’t make it to in-person training. You can train from the comfort  of your own home and feel relaxed and ready to immerse yourself and learn. We allow an extra week in between some of the larger sessions to ensure you can get adequate practice at home before learning a new skill.

We encourage group sharing and vulnerability in our classes. This allows parents to really get to the heart of their concerns and learn at a deeper level.

Offering a very relaxed & encouraging environment, Parent Effectiveness Training can initiate your families transformation into peace, harmony & less problem time.

Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T)
One-on-one coaching

Call to enquire – phone and zoom options available

Tailor made to suit the availability of participants, this amazing one-on-one or one-on-two approach can get changes and shifts happening in your family very quickly.

Ongoing enrolments

We focus on the skills to address your current  issues and problems and get plenty of practice time together. We can allocate time to discuss any personal and family hardships that need to be addressed as priority and really get to know each other.

We also offer non-formal coaching sessions which do not require a course commitment. Coaching is based purely on what areas and skills participants wish to focus on for the betterment of their family unit.

This can be a great approach to creating more family harmony and ‘no problem time’ for those families who have approved NDIS funding.

Book a complimentary connection call here

Life changing outcomes included in P.E.T

Alternatives to using rewards and punishments as a way to get kids to behave the way you want

Total confidence that when you communicate with them you are helping and not hurting

Better listening skills so that you can ensure a strong relationship leading into the teenage years

Simple ways to develop strong, self-sufficient and responsible children & adults

Techniques to solve family disagreements without the stress and anger

Understanding of the behaviours that directly affect you and how to address this so you remain happy and fulfilled too

“My wife and I found Jacqui when looking to explore Parent Effectiveness Training. From our first telephone call, we knew we’d found someone special.
Jacqui combines genuine positive energy with solid practical knowledge and was willing to tailor some private coaching sessions for us based on where we were at in our journey.
Our sessions with Jacqui were so welcoming and helpful that they morphed from PET into a combination of counselling and PSYCH-K.
We genuinely believe that Jacquie came into our lives at the perfect time for a higher purpose. She has helped to kick-start us to the next level on our life journey.
Her willingness to open her home, family and heart is a reminder of the humanity we rarely see today. It has been a pleasure to have Jacquie come into our lives and we hope she remains there.”
Paul & Beulah Conlon

Parenting Effectiveness Training

Learn the psychology

1-2 YRS
2-3 YRS
3-5 YRS
5-8 YRS
8-12 YRS

Solutions to common parenting problems

In this parenting course, learn about some simple, psychologically backed and time tested  strategies that you can use today to bring about more peaceful and loving interactions…

Identifying problem ownership

Is it your problem or theirs? Who is responsible for fixing it?

Active listening

A whole new way of communicating with your child.

Encouraging Resilience

Resisting the urge to fix it, so that they can find their own solutions.

Slowing down

Taking the pressure off, and feeling confident that your best is good enough. Confidence in your communication.


Enjoying your child, being playful, and positive interactions. Grow together during ‘no problem time!’

About P.E.T.

Parent Effectiveness Training, otherwise known as P.E.T. teaches a unique and influential style of parenting that respects the needs of each individual in a family. It teaches children that their emotions and thoughts are valid, and teaches parents how to interact with their child in a way that nurtures their development into confident, capable, and emotionally intelligent adults

When starting P.E.T it is very common that parents find immediate relief from having to personally solve all the family’s problems and they have their eyes opened to a much easier, more peaceful way to parent moving forward.

Sunflowers & Butterflies teach parents easy to use, proven and psychologically backed skills so they can communicate with influence to their children and create a more harmonious and peaceful family life.

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P.E.T Training

ENROLLING NOW! 8 weeks Online via zoom. Monday evening 6.30pm – 9.30pm OR Day option 10.00am – 1.00pm.  More Details



Live Online FAQ & sharing [TOPIC] Boundaires v Needs

Ask your parenting questions and get live answers with tips and strategies to help you.  Tuesday 7.45pm SEQLD  More Details

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