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The Daddy (or Mummy) of all parenting skills

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 22:31
So what is the one essential skill that is paramount for parent effectiveness but so often overlooked? The ability to manage you
r reactivity. So how do you do this when your kids are pushing all your buttons?

Five ways to know you are over-parenting

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:49
Over-parenting, or helicopter parenting, is a hot topic right now. But how do you know if you are over-parenting? Here's a checklist of 5 ways parents can over-parent, and suggestions for how to step back and give kids the independence and opportunity to develop the life skills they need to be happy, resilient young people.

Teach kids to think before they jump..............to conclusions.

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 20:19
Some kids act impulsively when things don't go their way. Others will escalate their emotional response to the point that this is 'the worst thing ever'. Parents can show kids that there is a better way to respond to negative situations.

Who relies on your child?

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 20:14
I’m often asked by parents how to develop responsibility in kids.  The answer is simple – give responsibility to them! Let them feed the family pet, empty the dishwasher, clean up the living area at the end of the day.

Teach kids to ask for what they want

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 21:03
Helping kids to communicate their wants, needs and aspirations is a basic task for parents. Some kids whinge, nag or go quiet, when a simple articulated request for assistance is all that's needed.

This is the No.1 strategy to build a happy, strong family

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 01:00
Building a happy, strong family is easier than most people think. There is one strategy that if you do regularly will help you build a rock solid family regardless of family size, culture or circumstance.

10 of the BEST parenting ideas for 2016

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 09:30
MICHAEL GROSE  These 10 HOT ideas will help you bring out the best in your kids in 2016.

The definition of good parenting

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 03:36
Here's what good parenting looks like. It's simpler than most people think

Develop a growth mindset in your child

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 02:11
The smartest thing a parent can do is to develop a growth mindset in their kids. That way, they can reap the benefits of a plastic brain over their lifetime rather than be held back by self-limiting beliefs.

Keep Primary School Graduations Limo FREE (Say NO to a stretch limo for your child’s primary school graduation.)

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 20:02
The primary school graduation should be a night that brings kids together to honour their primary school years and honour the teachers and friends that they shared this brief, formative journey with. Taking a stretch limo is a narcissistic act that says to everyone, ‘Hey! Look at me! I’m pretty cool/rad/mature because I’m acting older than I really am.’ It immediately places a child in a group separate from those who don’t come in a stretch limo.

How to keep your teenager safe during Schoolies Week - pre-load them with info & tips

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 00:26
As teenagers get ready to celebrate the end of their schooling and kick up their heels for Schoolies Week, now is the time to have important conversations about staying safe.

20 Behaviours even the Best Parents Need to Stop

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 18:05
There's a lot of advice out there telling parents what to do, so what are the things we need to Stop doing as parents?

15 lessons of experience for parenting success

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 23:08
Here are 15 immuntable truths you need to come to grips with if you are going to work towards parenting success.

Hey Mum! Calm down will you!

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 23:01
So often our best parenting intentions are derailed by our inability to regulate our emotions. We blame our kids for their poor, thoughtless or challenging behaviour but it’s our emotions that let us down, derailing our best intentions. Here's how you can learn to manage these emotions.

Do your parenting intentions live up to your parenting reality?

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 18:47
It's not easy living up to our intentions of calm, loving, steady parenting when we are in the hurly burly of busy family life. But there's a tool that can help you regulate your emotions and manage tricky family situations.

Meta Moment-helping you be at your parenting BEST

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 18:00
Stay calm when your kids annoy you by using a Meta-Moment - a high level parenting tool developed by the team from the Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence.

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