Parenting Ideas with Michael Grose

Parentingideas follows a parenting Australia approach for child development, to help you successfully raise confident, happy and resilient kids.

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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

  • Encourage kids to help at home (every day without pay)
    by Michael Grose on 18/02/2019 at 12:00 am

    Confident kids are competent kids. Past experience has taught them that they can be successful. The easiest (and most neglected way) to help develop competency is to give kids opportunities to help out at home. Don’t overburden them with jobs. […]

  • Language of independence building
    by Michael Grose on 10/02/2019 at 11:00 pm

    Families always develop shared language around the values that have strong meaning for them. If independence and self-sufficiency are important then it will be reflected in your family’s proprietary language. In fact, it’s through shared […]

  • Unearthing kids’ strengths for happiness and success
    by Michael Grose on 01/02/2019 at 12:45 am

    Personality strengths—our character—play a big role in helping us build our talents. Think about anyone who has built a talent and imagine if it could have been done without character. Imagine Einstein without curiosity, The Beatles without […]

  • Top five parenting tips for this year
    by Michael Grose on 25/01/2019 at 12:02 am

    The start of the year is a great time for making changes and improvements to the way you raise kids. The trouble is, our good intentions towards change often become derailed around March, and we return to our default mode … The post Top five […]

  • Preventing childhood bullying
    by Michael Grose on 20/01/2019 at 11:00 pm

    Childhood bullying is an insidious behaviour that thrives on secrecy and adult acquiescence. The recent efforts by a father in Ohio, USA to hold his child accountable for bullying is commendable, even if the technique he used is questionable. Matt […]

  • Benefit mindset: Beyond a growth mindset
    by Michael Grose on 14/01/2019 at 12:00 am

    The impact of the mindset work of Carol Dweck has been profound. Since she published her book ‘Mindset’ in 2006 there’s barely a school in the developed world that hasn’t been touched by its methodology. Parents now remind their […]

  • Parenting Ideas holiday survival guide
    by Michael Grose on 17/12/2018 at 1:16 am

    Holidays are about kicking your feet up, relaxing and getting away from the usual routines. That’s how kids see holidays. Holiday time can be stressful for many parents. Keeping kids busy, avoiding arguments and getting time for yourself can be […]

  • 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 […]

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