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

  • Find your inner cat
    by Michael Grose on 13/08/2018 at 12:40 am

    Ever notice how kids will happily respond to one parent, while their partner can use the same words but always be ignored? There’s no mystery to this. It’s the way we say something as well as the words we choose … The post Find your […]

  • Parenting kids who want to be boss
    by Michael Grose on 06/08/2018 at 1:20 am

    If you are locked in a power struggle with a child or youngster, then you’ll be forever battling to get some cooperation unless you make some adjustments. The coercive approach won’t cut it as they’ll refuse outright, or just dawdle […]

  • Win kids’ cooperation, don’t demand it
    by Michael Grose on 30/07/2018 at 1:45 am

    Parenting is fun when kids are cooperative, but a nightmare when kids refuse to behave the way you wish they would. Normally, we would expect kids to cooperate with their parents. After all, fitting in with the expectations of their … The post Win […]

  • 7 phrases to avoid when kids are anxious
    by Michael Grose on 23/07/2018 at 3:20 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 […]

  • Encourage girls to face their fears
    by Michael Grose on 16/07/2018 at 8:00 am

    All kids experience fear at some stage but according to a recent study girls experience more fears than boys. Author Gisela Preuschoff, in her book Raising Girls, describes a recent longitudinal study that showed how girls are more fearful than … […]

  • Parenting boys: Little known secret to parenting success
    by Michael Grose on 09/07/2018 at 7:30 am

    It’s stating the obvious, but boys and girls are different. One of the biggest differences revolves around time and timing. Understand this and you’ll start to unravel the secret to successfully parenting boys – and […]

  • Developing responsibility in kids
    by Michael Grose on 02/07/2018 at 2:04 am

    Many parents ask me how they can develop responsibility in their kids. The answer is simple – give responsibility to them! Let them feed the family pet, empty the dishwasher, clean up the living area at the end of the … The post Developing […]

  • Hopeful kids are happy kids
    by Michael Grose on 25/06/2018 at 12:28 am

    Think of two children who you have regular contact with: one who is resilient and happy, and one who is struggling and languishing. Imagine you are interviewing each of them and you ask them to rate their response to these … The post Hopeful kids […]

  • Dealing with video game crazes: Fortnite and fanaticism
    by Michael Grose on 20/06/2018 at 2:00 pm

    Working with kids in schools these past weeks, and indeed having five children of my own, has alerted me to the seemingly unprecedented obsession with the new online game Fortnite. Not since Pokémon Go has something seemed to take the … The […]

  • Creating momentum for positive change
    by Michael Grose on 18/06/2018 at 2:01 am

    Currently, I’m reading about Sir John Monash, the first Australian-born general to command Australian troops in World War 1. He was an amazing figure, as unlike his foolhardy predecessors, he refused to sacrifice troops as cannon fodder in the […]

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