Parenting Ideas with Michael Grose

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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 boys fight
    by Amelia Williams on November 22, 2017 at 3:00 am

    At a recent seminar I asked parents to reflect on the attributes that their kids had in common as this would help reveal their parenting focus. “They all fight… with each other!” said one mum. This mother had three boys … The […]

  • 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 […]

  • How independence-building is the pathway to your child’s resilience
    by Michael Grose on October 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Parents and teachers often ask me how to build resilience in kids. My response is always the same. “Start by building independence and resilience will follow.” Children are hard-wired for independence Sometime around the age of fifteen months […]

  • Playing favourites
    by Michael Grose on October 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Favouritism is perhaps a taboo area in families. But parents rarely treat each child the same. Do you have a favourite child in your family? If so, you are quite normal according to recent research. One Australian study found that around … […]

  • Parenting when you don’t see instant results
    by Michael Grose on September 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    I was reminded about how hard parenting can be when speaking to a parent after a recent talk. She had a son who had struggled at school all his life. She’d put so much of her emotional and physical energy … The post Parenting when you […]

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