Parenting Ideas with Michael Grose

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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

  • 4 ways to respond to kids who love the last word
    by Michael Grose on 12/03/2018 at 2:02 pm

    “Don’t do it!” I sat in the back of the classroom and I saw a fourteen-year-old student taunt his teacher in a way that only young adolescent boys can do. The teacher asked the student to get back to work … The post 4 ways to […]

  • How to practice self-care when your child is on the Autism Spectrum
    by Michael Grose on 26/02/2018 at 2:01 pm

    The life of a parent or carer of a child on the Autism Spectrum is different to those who have neuro-typical children. Whilst others may have spent the school holidays buying whatever uniforms, lunch boxes and stationary were on sale … The post […]

  • Moving beyond cyber safety for happy, resilient digital kids
    by Michael Grose on 19/02/2018 at 2:01 pm

    As digital devices becoming increasingly immersed into our lives, it is certainly clear they will continue to play a major role in the education, learning, entertainment and socialization of our children’s lives. This can be a scary prospect for a […]

  • True Grit helps kids succeed
    by Michael Grose on 11/02/2018 at 2:00 pm

    “Talent or persistence. Which would you choose for your child?” I often ask this question at my parenting seminars and the responses are fascinating. Parents naturally want both. Sorry, but that’s not an option. When pushed most parents […]

  • 6 skill sets that help kids succeed
    by Michael Grose on 04/02/2018 at 2:00 pm

    When I was teaching, as I got to know to children at the start of the year, I was always on the lookout for factors others than academic ability. As a number of researchers have found, including Prof. Michael Bernard … The post 6 skill sets that […]

  • 7 ways to make a sensational start to the school year
    by Michael Grose on 28/01/2018 at 2:00 pm

    A new school year means a fresh start for students. Regardless of your child’s performance last year, they start school with a clean slate. A break offers students the chance to begin new habits and adopt new behaviours. Here are … The post […]

  • How to talk to your child when they’re highly emotional
    by Michael Grose on 23/01/2018 at 1:38 am

    One of the hardest jobs for a parent to do is to talk to your child when they are angry and upset. There are two common mistakes that we make when kids are angry. First mistake is talking or shouting … The post How to talk to your child when […]

  • Shaping little humans
    by Michael Grose on 10/12/2017 at 2:00 pm

    I’ve long had a fascination with the nature versus nurture debate. Is it nature (what kids are born with) or is it nurture (how the human environment shapes kids)? Some experts go with percentages. Many twins studies (often used to … The […]

  • Raising a little shrugger!
    by Michael Grose on 04/12/2017 at 12:21 am

    Everyone knew a shrugger when they were young. They seemed to be everywhere in my neighbourhood. Shruggers are the kids who can shrug off the teasing and negative comments from peers and siblings. My best friend Terry was an infuriating … The post […]

  • Thought-stopping and other great coping strategies
    by Amelia Williams on 27/11/2017 at 1:01 am

    Some friends dropped by with their kids recently. They were like rung out rags. Mr. 9 year old narrowly lost both a basketball grand final on Saturday morning and a big cricket game on the Sunday morning. Miss 4 year old narrated … The […]

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