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

  • Why finishing 4th beats winning
    by Amelia Williams on November 20, 2017 at 3:08 am

    Winning is great! We love it when our kids win a game or a race. It’s great to see their faces light up when they win. Winning is a good feeling. Winning means they’re doing well. It’s equated with success. It’s … The […]

  • 21 boy-friendly parenting tips and strategies
    by Michael Grose on November 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Surprise, surprise! Boys and girls are different. Whether it’s nature or nurture is largely irrelevant. The point is that boys and girls do best when their parents respond to the specific needs of their gender, rather than use a one … The […]

  • 21 girl-friendly parenting tips and strategies
    by Michael Grose on November 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    There are a number of factors that we need to consider when we are raising and educating girls. It is part nature and part nurture. From biological differences, such as brain development and hormones, to societal differences such as gender … The […]

  • When does a habit become a pattern that stays for life?
    by Michael Grose on October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Ever wished you had your time over again? Recently, I was speaking to Jeremy, a colleague, who wished he had his time as a parent over again. He told me how his twenty-two year old son was drifting from job … The post When does a habit become a […]

  • This is the worst day ever!
    by Michael Grose on October 23, 2017 at 2:49 am

    Recently, Debra (not her real name), a mother of two children, told me how her 10 year old son would often exaggerate his woes with comments such as ‘This is the worst day ever’ when he came in the door … The post This is the worst day […]

  • No coming back from a No!
    by Michael Grose on October 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    No means No, right? Well, yes… and no! Kids forever want things from their parents, whether it’s a commodity (“Can I have an ice cream, please?”), permission (“Can I use your IPad, please?”) or greater freedom […]

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