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

  • 15 ways to love your child confidently
    by Michael Grose on September 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Parents have two things in common. Firstly, every parent experiences some challenges or difficulties at some point raising kids. Whether it’s managing challenging behaviour, keeping a child’s chin up when life doesn’t go their way or […]

  • A cool tool to reduce teenage risk
    by Michael Grose on September 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Many parents think their teenagers are three years younger than they really are, while most teenagers think they are three years older than they are. Finding middle ground can be hard work. Teenagers generally want more freedom, while parents want […]

  • Father to Father
    by Michael Grose on August 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    The wonderful thing about current day dads is that so many want to have hands-on involvement with their kids. Here are five ideas to help that involvement be more positive The post Father to Father appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • Acceptance of differences begins at home
    by Michael Grose on August 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    It’s often said that a civil society can be determined by the way it treats its most vulnerable members, including the young, the old and minority groups. Most Australians like to think that we do pretty well on these measures, … The post […]

  • Help your son get the worry bug under control
    by Michael Grose on August 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Many boys worry about seemingly little things that they have no control over. Whether it’s worrying about the house catching on fire; monsters or spiders lurking under their beds; or even worrying that their parents will go work in the … The […]

  • 9 facts about boys that you may not know
    by Michael Grose on August 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Boys can be a mystery to many parents, particularly those who were raised in all-girl households or who have had minimum exposure to males in their formative years. Research supports the notion that the more you know about boys the … The post 9 […]

  • Parenting kids who struggle
    by Michael Grose on August 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    One of the unwritten laws of family-life is that talent and ability is unevenly distributed between siblings. In most families there is one child who seems to have more than his or her fair share of ability. Everything some kids … The post […]

  • Teach boys the processes of independence
    by Michael Grose on August 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    If you want kids to become independent you need to teach them skills so they can become self-sufficient. Dressing yourself, making a snack, looking up a bus time table and making a CV are examples of self-sufficiency skills that are … The post […]

  • Re-thinking our approach to regularity and predictability
    by Michael Grose on July 31, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Traditional thinking has always been that consistent routine and order is good for kids’ development. An Australian Story segment about an Australian father who took his son on six month African adventure that aired on ABC TV recently (24th July, […]

  • 5 words to avoid if you want your kids to co-operate
    by Michael Grose on July 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    I’ve noticed that there are five very common words that invite resistance rather than co-operation, from children who are termed (whether rightly or wrongly) ‘strong-willed’, ‘stubborn’ or ‘know their mind’. […]

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