Parenting Ideas – Michael Grose

Michael Grose has an education background and holds a Master of Educational Studies with research into what makes healthy families tick. He is the author of 9 parenting books. His popular parenting columns appear in newspapers and magazines across Australia. We have taken some of his parenting articles and re-published them here for you.

Click here to visit Michael's blog "Raising Exceptional Kids"

10 Mental Health tips for primary aged children
This year make mental health a parenting priority. Kids with goodmental health feel
better, learn better and are better equipped to handlelife’s curve balls.

Make this year your child’s best year ever at school. 
A new school year means a clean slate for students. Here are 7 ideas to help you make
the most of the fresh start and make this year your child’s best year ever at school.

Helping kids focus in the age of distraction.
How teaching your kids to ‘stick with it’ can have lifelong benefits.

Moving beyond “What did you do at school today?”
Ever find yourself asking your child the same bland question about school? Here are
some tips on how to get more out of communication with your child.

It’s not ok to be away…...nor be late for school
When kids miss school, not only is their academic progress impeded, forcing them to
catch up on missed work (which some never do), they often miss important interactions
with their peers which can compound issues of social isolation and low self-esteem.

10 Parenting tips for school meetings
Michael Grose’s top 10 parenting tips for school meetings..

Developing Independence
Practical ideas for parents to encourage real independence in children.

4 Parenting Priorities for 2018
The following four priorities are both current and significant, deserving to be top of mind for parents as the 2018 school year begins.

Age and Stage relevant Parenting Ideas

Ages 5-7. Kinder – Year 2 Easing children’s anxiety.
Anxiety is normal and part of everyday life. There’s no better time than childhood or learning how to cope with anxiety.

Ages 11-12. Years 5&6 When things go wrong at school
Your approach as a parent when your child has difficulty at school makes a huge
difference to their resilience, and their future relationships with teachers and peers.

Ages 8-10. Years 3 &4 Raising G-rated kids in an X-rated world
Kids today are exposed to too much adult-oriented content too early. In some ways today’s children remind me of slum children in Victorian England, who saw too much but experienced very little..