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Odette Umali Founder, Gordon Parenting
P.E.T Instructor,
Trainer and Coach

Educating parents; empowering families

Hi, I’m Odette, Founder of Gordon Parenting, and I’m here to help parents connect and communicate with children in ways that bring the fun back to family life.

Let’s be honest: Parenting is by far the toughest job in the world. At all ages and stages, raising children can feel like a daily battle. Tears and tantrums, screaming and slammed doors, frustrated parents and flustered kids.

It doesn’t have to be this way!

Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) is a skills-training and relationship-based course designed to create relaxed, confident parents and resilient, responsible children. Tailored to suit any family, it’s proven to ensure parents’ and children’s needs are met. No more power struggles, no more sacrifices, no more resentment. Instead, this transformative program makes way for stronger connection, communication, and compassion.

P.E.T. worked for me. It’s worked for the hundreds of clients that I’ve supported since 2016, and it’s worked for millions of families across 54 countries since psychologist and three-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Dr. Thomas Gordon developed the course in 1962.

Whether you’re a parent looking for a peaceful way to create harmony and healthy boundaries at home, an individual looking to become a P.E.T. instructor, a school looking to develop a parent support program, or a corporate that wants to empower the working parents in your team so they thrive at home and in the workplace, I can help you. Connect with me at odette@gordontraininghk.com.

How I can help

P.E.T courses

Learn science-backed tools to become the best parent you can be. Interactive 6-12 participant workshops spanning 8 sessions that include instructor presentations, role play, and group discussion.

Hong Kong Private Coaching

Private coaching

Address specific parenting challenges and the consistent practice of P.E.T. skills. Receive 1-on-1 or couples coaching in a safe and confidential setting.

School-based workshops

Empower your parent community with parent-education workshops. Effective parenting is proven to lead to better school performance and less problematic students.

Corporate workshops

Happy parents = happy employees. Equip teams with the skills to improve parent-child relationships and set healthy boundaries, so they bring their best selves to work.

P.E.T Instructor training

Become a certified P.E.T. instructor and empower more families to build healthy, happy relationships. A week-long program followed by assessment and mentoring.



I attended a P.E.T club online facilitated by Odette, and I found it to be such an eye-opener. I now realize that it is possible to meet my kids’ needs and my own needs. I have two school-age kids, work full time, and always assumed that raising kids would naturally be full of conflicts, disagreements, and hurt feelings. I learned that parenting does not have to be this way if we could only see things from a different perspective and use the skills taught to us. With a teen and a tween in the house, I am grateful to have P.E.T as a resource and Odette as a guide!

Mitcho Gervacio
New York, USA


I highly recommend Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T) because it teaches you practical skills not only for your kids and for your partner as well. The skills apply to all child age groups. Being a single mom, I need all the tools I can learn to “develop a warm, intimate relationship based on mutual love and respect.” Dr. Thomas Gordon is a genius for providing these methods. Odette, thank you for teaching P.E.T. You are an amazing instructor!

Candace Arillo
California, USA


I found this approach to be so helpful, and I signed up to become an instructor! P.E.T. has really changed my relationship with my son, increased my patience, and given me more confidence as a father. Taking it together with my wife amplified all the benefits between us as well. Highly recommended for any parents.

Dr. Brent E. Horner
Hong Kong


Odette is an amazing instructor who guided us in finding ways to become better parents. All those times, I thought my 6 year old daughter was not meeting my expectations. But during the course, I learned to discover the real feelings behind her “unacceptable behaviors” by active listening and putting method III to work. I now have a healthy and happy relationship with my daughter and the people around me, thanks to Odette!

Winnie Fang
Hong Kong


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