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

  • 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 […]

  • Devil at home, darling in public
    by Michael Grose on 11/06/2018 at 8:00 pm

    “Why does my child behave well for others, but not for me?” This is a common question many parents ask. It’s frustrating! I remember my primary school-aged children having very poor table manners at home, yet after sleep-overs and […]

  • Anxious kids? Teach them to take off their anxiety goggles
    by Michael Grose on 03/06/2018 at 2:00 pm

    Do you find it hard to focus on the present? There’s always so much to do and plan for as parents. It’s no wonder our minds wander so much. But to think that we spend nearly half of our lives … The post Anxious kids? Teach them to take […]

  • How empathy transforms your child’s well-being
    by Michael Grose on 28/05/2018 at 7:00 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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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