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

  • Parenting kids who struggle
    by Michael Grose on 14/08/2017 at 2:00 pm

    One of the unwritten laws of family-life is that talent and ability is unevenly distributed between siblings. In most families there is one child who seems to have more than his or her fair share of ability. Everything some kids … The post […]

  • Teach boys the processes of independence
    by Michael Grose on 06/08/2017 at 2:00 pm

    If you want kids to become independent you need to teach them skills so they can become self-sufficient. Dressing yourself, making a snack, looking up a bus time table and making a CV are examples of self-sufficiency skills that are … The post […]

  • Re-thinking our approach to regularity and predictability
    by Michael Grose on 31/07/2017 at 1:42 am

    Traditional thinking has always been that consistent routine and order is good for kids’ development. An Australian Story segment about an Australian father who took his son on six month African adventure that aired on ABC TV recently (24th July, […]

  • 5 words to avoid if you want your kids to co-operate
    by Michael Grose on 23/07/2017 at 2:00 pm

    I’ve noticed that there are five very common words that invite resistance rather than co-operation, from children who are termed (whether rightly or wrongly) ‘strong-willed’, ‘stubborn’ or ‘know their mind’. […]

  • 5 ways to increase good feelings (and reduce a toxic atmosphere) in your family
    by Michael Grose on 16/07/2017 at 2:00 pm

    That doesn’t mean that such families are devoid of conflict or criticism, but that they are generally pleasant environments to be part of. One way to increase good feelings in your family is to increase the number of compliments kids … The […]

  • Living inside an egg-timer
    by Amelia Williams on 09/07/2017 at 2:00 pm

    Family life increasingly operates around a rigorous schedule as families balance work, school, leisure, social and personal lives. A recent report found that three in five parents with kids in the 12-16 age group, can nominate where they’ll be at […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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