Parenting Ideas with Michael Grose

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

They have plenty of positive parenting ideas to remove the trial and error from raising children.

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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 independence-building is the pathway to your child’s resilience
    by Michael Grose on 15/10/2017 at 2:00 pm

    Parents and teachers often ask me how to build resilience in kids. My response is always the same. “Start by building independence and resilience will follow.” Children are hard-wired for independence Sometime around the age of fifteen months […]

  • No coming back from a No!
    by Michael Grose on 15/10/2017 at 2:00 pm

    No means No, right? Well, yes… and no! Kids forever want things from their parents, whether it’s a commodity (“Can I have an ice cream, please?”), permission (“Can I use your IPad, please?”) or greater freedom […]

  • Playing favourites
    by Michael Grose on 08/10/2017 at 2:00 pm

    Favouritism is perhaps a taboo area in families. But parents rarely treat each child the same. Do you have a favourite child in your family? If so, you are quite normal according to recent research. One Australian study found that around … […]

  • Parenting when you don’t see instant results
    by Michael Grose on 24/09/2017 at 2:00 pm

    I was reminded about how hard parenting can be when speaking to a parent after a recent talk. She had a son who had struggled at school all his life. She’d put so much of her emotional and physical energy … The post Parenting when you […]

  • 15 ways to love your child confidently
    by Michael Grose on 17/09/2017 at 2:00 pm

    Parents have two things in common. Firstly, every parent experiences some challenges or difficulties at some point raising kids. Whether it’s managing challenging behaviour, keeping a child’s chin up when life doesn’t go their way or […]

  • A cool tool to reduce teenage risk
    by Michael Grose on 10/09/2017 at 2:00 pm

    Many parents think their teenagers are three years younger than they really are, while most teenagers think they are three years older than they are. Finding middle ground can be hard work. Teenagers generally want more freedom, while parents want […]

  • Father to Father
    by Michael Grose on 30/08/2017 at 2:00 pm

    The wonderful thing about current day dads is that so many want to have hands-on involvement with their kids. Here are five ideas to help that involvement be more positive The post Father to Father appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • Acceptance of differences begins at home
    by Michael Grose on 29/08/2017 at 2:00 pm

    It’s often said that a civil society can be determined by the way it treats its most vulnerable members, including the young, the old and minority groups. Most Australians like to think that we do pretty well on these measures, … The post […]

  • Help your son get the worry bug under control
    by Michael Grose on 27/08/2017 at 2:00 pm

    Many boys worry about seemingly little things that they have no control over. Whether it’s worrying about the house catching on fire; monsters or spiders lurking under their beds; or even worrying that their parents will go work in the … The […]

  • 9 facts about boys that you may not know
    by Michael Grose on 20/08/2017 at 2:00 pm

    Boys can be a mystery to many parents, particularly those who were raised in all-girl households or who have had minimum exposure to males in their formative years. Research supports the notion that the more you know about boys the … The post 9 […]

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