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

  • The power of saying yes to kids
    by Michael Grose on 10/12/2018 at 1:51 am

    Saying no is part of the deal when you’re a parent. With some age groups, (yes, two year olds and fourteen year olds, I’m talking about you) it can seem as if no is on automatic recording. It’s exhausting, not … The post The […]

  • Giving kids social scripts
    by Michael Grose on 03/12/2018 at 3:07 am

    Recently, I heard my adult daughter rebuke a male friend who told her that she’d lost weight. “You just can’t say that,” remarked my daughter. Realising his mistake this young man said, “Okay. Sorry. What should I say […]

  • When you have a worrier in your family
    by Michael Grose on 26/11/2018 at 2:50 am

    Do you have a worrier in your family? Do you have a child who worries or over-thinks things? If so, it’s worth remember that rumination is the ruination of a peaceful mind. If you’ve ever spent a sleepless night worrying … The post […]

  • Handling a teenager’s outburst
    by Michael Grose on 19/11/2018 at 3:15 am

    How would you respond to this parenting challenge – a teenager’s outburst? You are a parent of  a 15 year old boy and you don’t want to him to go to a Saturday night party. He puffs out his chest, … The post Handling a […]

  • Insightful questions to ask teachers at end-of-year interviews
    by Michael Grose on 19/11/2018 at 3:00 am

    An informative parent-teacher interview can give you a wonderful insight into your child’s academic performance, work attitude and social abilities. It can provide valuable information to assist your child next year to continue his or her […]

  • When kids don’t play by family rules any more
    by Michael Grose on 12/11/2018 at 1:27 am

    Recently, I had a conversation with two parents who’s children wouldn’t cooperate with them any more. Their kids were both thirteen and they were too old for some things such as joining the family at the dinner table, but they … The […]

  • Teaching kids to ask for what they want
    by Michael Grose on 05/11/2018 at 12:00 am

    Much behaviour that annoys parents stems from children’s inability to ask for what they want. Most parents have experienced a young child yelling, “Mum, he took my toy. It’s not fair.” Perhaps you’ve experienced a child who […]

  • Don’t let a sibling corner a market
    by Michael Grose on 29/10/2018 at 12:00 am

    Some kids will define themselves with a word or two. “I’m the smart/funny/dumb kid in the family.” So when they are told by siblings that they are smart, dumb, cute etc, or just reminded through the way they are treated … The […]

  • Why emotional intelligence matters
    by Bronwyn on 25/10/2018 at 3:38 am

    Why emotional intelligence matters If you’re like me, you live in a very cognitive world. If someone asks me a question such as what I think about the current state of play of parenting I’d probably respond on a cognitive … The post […]

  • Awkward Thirteen
    by Michael Grose on 22/10/2018 at 12:00 am

    Thirteen is a pivotal age. It has been described as an age of rebirth where the teen takes over from the child. This age group often needs a lot of support and responds well to confident, firm parenting. Your 13-year-old needs … The post […]

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