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

  • When kids don’t play by family rules any more
    by Michael Grose on November 12, 2018 at 1:27 am

    Recently, I had a conversation with two parents who’s children wouldn’t cooperate with them any more. Their kids were both thirteen and they were too old for some things such as joining the family at the dinner table, but they … The […]

  • Teaching kids to ask for what they want
    by Michael Grose on November 5, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Much behaviour that annoys parents stems from children’s inability to ask for what they want. Most parents have experienced a young child yelling, “Mum, he took my toy. It’s not fair.” Perhaps you’ve experienced a child who […]

  • Don’t let a sibling corner a market
    by Michael Grose on October 29, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Some kids will define themselves with a word or two. “I’m the smart/funny/dumb kid in the family.” So when they are told by siblings that they are smart, dumb, cute etc, or just reminded through the way they are treated … The […]

  • Why emotional intelligence matters
    by Bronwyn on October 25, 2018 at 3:38 am

    Why emotional intelligence matters If you’re like me, you live in a very cognitive world. If someone asks me a question such as what I think about the current state of play of parenting I’d probably respond on a cognitive … The post […]

  • Awkward Thirteen
    by Michael Grose on October 22, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Thirteen is a pivotal age. It has been described as an age of rebirth where the teen takes over from the child. This age group often needs a lot of support and responds well to confident, firm parenting. Your 13-year-old needs … The post […]

  • Developing emotional intelligence in children
    by Michael Grose on October 15, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Ever told a child to calm down only to see their emotions escalate instead? Kids, like adults, need to recognise their feelings before they can regulate their emotional state, and that’s not easy. Emotional recognition is a complex process that […]

  • Make your compliments count
    by Michael Grose on October 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Ever notice how small hinges can swing really big doors? It’s a reminder that it’s the smallest things we do in our families that often have the biggest impact. One way you can maximise your impact on your family’s wellbeing … […]

  • Teach boys the processes of independence
    by Michael Grose on October 1, 2018 at 12:20 am

    If you want your kids to become independent, first you need to teach them the necessary skills. Being able to dress themselves, make a snack, look up a bus timetable and make a CV are examples of self-sufficiency skills that … The post Teach boys […]

  • 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 […]

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