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, who 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
Moving beyond cyber safety for happy, resilient digital kids
by Michael Grose on February 19, 2018 at 2:01 pm
As digital devices becoming increasingly immersed into our lives, it is certainly clear they will continue to play a major role in the education, learning, entertainment and socialization of our children’s lives. This can be a scary prospect for a […]
True Grit helps kids succeed
by Michael Grose on February 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm
“Talent or persistence. Which would you choose for your child?” I often ask this question at my parenting seminars and the responses are fascinating. Parents naturally want both. Sorry, but that’s not an option. When pushed most parents […]
6 skill sets that help kids succeed
by Michael Grose on February 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm
When I was teaching, as I got to know to children at the start of the year, I was always on the lookout for factors others than academic ability. As a number of researchers have found, including Prof. Michael Bernard … The post 6 skill sets that […]
7 ways to make a sensational start to the school year
by Michael Grose on January 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm
A new school year means a fresh start for students. Regardless of your child’s performance last year, they start school with a clean slate. A break offers students the chance to begin new habits and adopt new behaviours. Here are … The post […]
How to talk to your child when they’re highly emotional
by Michael Grose on January 23, 2018 at 1:38 am
One of the hardest jobs for a parent to do is to talk to your child when they are angry and upset. There are two common mistakes that we make when kids are angry. First mistake is talking or shouting … The post How to talk to your child when […]
Shaping little humans
by Michael Grose on December 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm
I’ve long had a fascination with the nature versus nurture debate. Is it nature (what kids are born with) or is it nurture (how the human environment shapes kids)? Some experts go with percentages. Many twins studies (often used to … The […]
Raising a little shrugger!
by Michael Grose on December 4, 2017 at 12:21 am
Everyone knew a shrugger when they were young. They seemed to be everywhere in my neighbourhood. Shruggers are the kids who can shrug off the teasing and negative comments from peers and siblings. My best friend Terry was an infuriating … The post […]
Thought-stopping and other great coping strategies
by Amelia Williams on November 27, 2017 at 1:01 am
Some friends dropped by with their kids recently. They were like rung out rags. Mr. 9 year old narrowly lost both a basketball grand final on Saturday morning and a big cricket game on the Sunday morning. Miss 4 year old narrated … The […]
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 […]