• Dealing with video game crazes: Fortnite and fanaticism
    by Michael Grose on June 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Working with kids in schools these past weeks, and indeed having five children of my own, has alerted me to the seemingly unprecedented obsession with the new online game Fortnite. Not since Pokémon Go has something seemed to take the … The post Dealing with video game crazes: Fortnite and fanaticism appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • Creating momentum for positive change
    by Michael Grose on June 18, 2018 at 2:01 am

    Currently, I’m reading about Sir John Monash, the first Australian-born general to command Australian troops in World War 1. He was an amazing figure, as unlike his foolhardy predecessors, he refused to sacrifice troops as cannon fodder in the fields … The post Creating momentum for positive change appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • Devil at home, darling in public
    by Michael Grose on June 11, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    “Why does my child behave well for others, but not for me?” This is a common question many parents ask. It’s frustrating! I remember my primary school-aged children having very poor table manners at home, yet after sleep-overs and visits … The post Devil at home, darling in public appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • Anxious kids? Teach them to take off their anxiety goggles
    by Michael Grose on June 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Do you find it hard to focus on the present? There’s always so much to do and plan for as parents. It’s no wonder our minds wander so much. But to think that we spend nearly half of our lives … The post Anxious kids? Teach them to take off their anxiety goggles appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

  • How empathy transforms your child’s well-being
    by Michael Grose on May 28, 2018 at 7:00 am

    The way we speak to our kids can impact their wellbeing in the most profound ways. When they're upset or distressed, here are some ideas of how to respond with empathy so as to boost their physical and mental health, now, and over their lifetime. The post How empathy transforms your child’s well-being appeared first on Parenting Ideas. […]

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