Parenting Ideas with Michael Grose

Parentingideas follows a parenting Australia approach for child development, to help you successfully raise confident, happy and resilient kids.

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Who is Michael Grose?

Michael Grose is Australia’s #1 Parenting Educator (and Dad to three adult children who have all successfully flown the parent nest), the author of 8 parenting books, appears regularly on television and radio.

Michael has an education background, and holds a Master of Educational Studies with research into what makes healthy families tick. Michael has also conducted over 1,500 parenting seminars over the last two decades.


From the ParentingIdeas Blog

  • How consistency improves kids’ behaviour
    by Amelia Williams on 25/06/2017 at 2:00 pm

    One of the simplest ways to improve a child’s behaviour is to be more consistent. Children love their parents to be consistent as they are able to predict how they will act. A consistent approach to discipline helps put kids … The post How […]

  • Why first borns fuss, seconds are resilient and last borns like to laugh
    by Amelia Williams on 18/06/2017 at 2:00 pm

    How can two or three children in the same family be so different? They are brought up in the same broad social environment, under a similar set of rules and an identical family value system. They also come from the … The post Why first borns fuss, […]

  • When developing independence feels risky
    by Michael Grose on 14/06/2017 at 3:59 am

    Most parents I meet love the notion of promoting self-sufficiency in their children. However there are a number of barriers to overcome when it comes to putting the concept into practice. Time is a common barrier. Let’s face it, when … The post […]

  • Talking to children about terrorism
    by Michael Grose on 01/06/2017 at 1:01 am

    The recent terrorist attacks in London following on from the recent events in Manchester, where children and young people were among the victims, has spread shockwaves across the globe. With media coverage reaching saturation levels it’s difficult to […]

  • Is your daughter a shark, turtle or an owl?
    by Michael Grose on 29/05/2017 at 4:26 am

    One of the big differences between girls and boys lies in how each gender handles conflict. Typically, boys are more likely to manage peer or sibling conflict physically (i.e with a push, a shove or a even a punch) while … The post Is your daughter […]

  • Girls and Bullying
    by Amelia Williams on 23/05/2017 at 2:00 pm

    Bullying is a word that’s wrapped in emotion. For many people bullying is associated with bad childhood memories. It’s been estimated that around 40% of people has experienced some type of bullying in the past. The ghosts from the past … The […]

  • Dear daughter…
    by Amelia Williams on 10/05/2017 at 2:00 pm

    Dear daughter, My dream for you is that you see life as an adventure. I hope you have the curiosity and the confidence to try new experiences, meet new people and explore new places. The world you live in is … The post Dear daughter… appeared […]

  • Celebrate the marvel of motherhood, not parenthood!
    by Amelia Williams on 07/05/2017 at 2:00 pm

    It’s an interesting time for me to write about motherhood. In the last eighteen months both my daughters have become first time mums. Watching them as parents has refreshed my perspective on motherhood. It’s not the techniques and strategies they […]

  • Being a great Dad to your daughter
    by Amelia Williams on 02/05/2017 at 1:00 pm

    A father’s influence lasts a lifetime, and it is an important compliment to the mothering role. More and more research is confirming that a female’s sense of worth as a woman, is commonly rooted in her experience with her father. … The post […]

  • What do you think when you hear kids swear?
    by Amelia Williams on 11/04/2017 at 1:00 pm

    If you’re like me, you feel decidedly uncomfortable when kids of any age turn the air blue with profanities. Swearing shows lack of respect for others, and also a lack of awareness for their surroundings. Teaching kids to use appropriate language is […]

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