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

  • Teach kids not to jump to conclusions
    by Michael Grose on September 23, 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 September 17, 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 September 11, 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 September 10, 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 September 3, 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 August 26, 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 August 20, 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 […]

  • Find your inner cat
    by Michael Grose on August 13, 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 August 6, 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 July 30, 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 […]

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