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

  • Three little words to transform your child’s well-being
    by Michael Grose on 23/05/2018 at 2:28 am

    The way we speak to our kids can impact their wellbeing in the most profound ways. When they're upset or distressed, here are some ideas of how to respond with empathy so as to boost their physical and mental health, now, and over their lifetime. The […]

  • 7 phrases to avoid when kids are anxious
    by Michael Grose on 22/05/2018 at 1:11 am

    Talking with kids when they are anxious can be hard work for parents and teachers. Sometimes just one word out of place or spoken with the wrong tone of voice can get a child’s back up, upset them or make … The post 7 phrases to avoid when […]

  • Conquering kids’ self-consciousness
    by Michael Grose on 16/05/2018 at 4:30 am

    Self-consciousness can be awful. It’s the feeling you get that everyone is looking at you. It makes kids feel anxious about going into new situations, and impacts negatively on their quality of life. Self-consciousness tends to come and go over […]

  • 10 amazing facts about siblings
    by Michael Grose on 09/05/2018 at 5:57 am

    The impact of sibling on the development of a child is vastly under-rated. It’s through interactions with siblings that we learn how to relate to others; how to share, fight, argue, give way and apologise. But a child’s sibling relationships […]

  • 10 ways kids involve parents in sibling fighting
    by Michael Grose on 05/05/2018 at 11:00 pm

    Sibling fighting is common but not inevitable. Parents can easily become embroiled in the conflict so that they help create the problem rather than solve it. Children usually become quite adept at drawing their parents into sibling fighting. […]

  • Sorting out sibling squabbles
    by Michael Grose on 30/04/2018 at 2:00 pm

    If your kids constantly fight with each other, then don’t despair. All that emotional energy isn’t going to waste. According to a recent study sibling fighting teach kids important conflict resolution skills. In fact, parents who stop their […]

  • Finding the off switch when kids worry
    by Michael Grose on 23/04/2018 at 2:05 pm

    Rumination is the ruination of a peaceful mind. If you’ve ever spent a sleepless night worrying then you’ll know how problems always seem bigger when you keep tossing them around in your head. It can seem like everything is stacked … […]

  • Born to worry
    by Michael Grose on 11/04/2018 at 2:05 pm

    Respond well, rather than react to their anxieties Many children are born to worry. The environment they live in may contribute, but worry and anxiousness is in their nature. As a parent of a worrier, and also a born worrier … The post Born to […]

  • Helping your child navigate tricky friendships
    by Michael Grose on 08/04/2018 at 2:22 pm

    Friendships are an important aspect of all of our lives – perhaps even more so for our children as they navigate the often complex years of growing up and discover their place in the world. As our young people grow … The post Helping your […]

  • The three stages of bonding
    by Michael Grose on 04/04/2018 at 2:30 am

    What do a baby, a three year old and a fifteen year old have in common? Each is an age of bonding, which is a vital developmental task of childhood. A baby bonds with their mother (and father) Forming bonds … The post The three stages of bonding […]

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