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

  • 6 positive ways to respond to your anxious child
    by Michael Grose on April 16, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Anxiety is contagious; when our kids get anxious, so do we, making it harder to know what to do and say. Next time anxiety shows up for your child, use one of these powerful ideas to help your child better understand what's happening, notice what they're […]

  • Born to worry
    by Michael Grose on April 11, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Respond well, rather than react to their anxieties Many children are born to worry. The environment they live in may contribute, but worry and anxiousness is in their nature. As a parent of a worrier, and also a born worrier … The post Born to […]

  • Helping your child navigate tricky friendships
    by Michael Grose on April 8, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Friendships are an important aspect of all of our lives – perhaps even more so for our children as they navigate the often complex years of growing up and discover their place in the world. As our young people grow … The post Helping your […]

  • 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 her mother (and father) Forming bonds … The post Three stages of bonding […]

  • 9 things you should know about 9 year olds
    by Michael Grose on March 29, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Ask many seasoned parents and they will tell you that the age of nine seems to be when things start to shift and their child seems to be leaving childhood behind and looking forward to the upcoming years of adolescence. … The post 9 things you […]

  • When kids’ heroes fall
    by Bronwyn on March 29, 2018 at 3:12 am

    The recent ball tampering scandal involving the Australian cricket team has been front and centre in the media in recent days. The condemnation of the actions of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, the main protagonists in this ongoing […]

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