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

  • Encourage girls to face their fears
    by Michael Grose on July 16, 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 July 9, 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 July 2, 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 June 25, 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 June 20, 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 June 18, 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 June 11, 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 June 3, 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 May 28, 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 […]

  • The three stages of bonding
    by Michael Grose on April 4, 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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