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

  • Developing emotional intelligence in children
    by Michael Grose on 15/10/2018 at 12:00 am

    Ever told a child to calm down only to see their emotions escalate instead? Kids, like adults, need to recognise their feelings before they can regulate their emotional state, and that’s not easy. Emotional recognition is a complex process that […]

  • Make your compliments count
    by Michael Grose on 04/10/2018 at 5:00 pm

    Ever notice how small hinges can swing really big doors? It’s a reminder that it’s the smallest things we do in our families that often have the biggest impact. One way you can maximise your impact on your family’s wellbeing … […]

  • Teach boys the processes of independence
    by Michael Grose on 01/10/2018 at 12:20 am

    If you want your kids to become independent, first you need to teach them the necessary skills. Being able to dress themselves, make a snack, look up a bus timetable and make a CV are examples of self-sufficiency skills that … The post Teach boys […]

  • Teach kids not to jump to conclusions
    by Michael Grose on 23/09/2018 at 11:00 pm

    Many children jump to conclusions when an unpleasant situation occurs, thinking and acting impulsively rather than thinking rationally before reacting. (This is not just the domain of kids, by the way!) While these snap judgements may be justified, in […]

  • In the heat of a parenting moment
    by Michael Grose on 17/09/2018 at 1:50 am

    We all do and say things in the heat of the moment that in retrospect make us cringe. That make us go “What on earth was I thinking?”. That fill us up with regret. Here’s a case in point. Recently, … The post In the heat of a […]

  • Helping children to make sense of natural disasters
    by Bronwyn on 11/09/2018 at 4:26 am

    As adults we all want our children to live carefree lives and keep them from the pain and even horror of tragedies such as natural disasters. In reality we can’t do this. Natural disasters wreak incredible havoc on so many … The post Helping […]

  • Staying relevant in your child’s digital world
    by Michael Grose on 10/09/2018 at 1:50 am

    As technology continues to advance at breakneck speed and our lives become more deeply immersed in the digital world, the challenges faced by parents in this uncharted territory can often feel overwhelming. As a parent, worrying comes naturally. We hear […]

  • 9 digital technology guidelines for parents
    by Michael Grose on 03/09/2018 at 2:46 am

    Technology is everywhere now, in our homes, in our pockets, and perhaps worryingly for many parents, in our children’s hands. Every family is different, and will have their own ideas around what’s considered ‘normal’ or acceptable […]

  • Father to father: 7 tips for fathering success
    by Michael Grose on 26/08/2018 at 11:00 pm

    Fatherhood is life-changing. It’s a very personal journey that a man experiences when he takes on the responsibility of parenting his kids. It’s also a vital role, and it’s all too easy to neglect the positive impact a father can […]

  • Is this the secret to happiness?
    by Michael Grose on 20/08/2018 at 12:45 am

    Every parent wants their children and teenagers to be happy. This idea of contentment seems to be a driving force for many parents we meet. It certainly holds true for a lot of people. Of course, it’s difficult to achieve. … The post Is this […]

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