Parenting Boys Online Course

Parenting Boys is an online course which delves into the minds of boys, exploring topics like emotions, behaviour, education, organisation, communication and sexuality. From pre-school through to teens, the course empowers parents to be one step ahead with tools and strategies to assist in raising happy sons to become fine young men.

Developed by a team of parenting and child development experts
Take the course as many times as you like
Videos and workbooks to complement your online learning


Boys are awesome. They’re also exhausting, challenging and can be difficult to manage at times. The key to raising a happy, confident and balanced boy is to understand what makes him tick.

Our Parenting Boys online course delves into the minds of boys, exploring topics like emotions, behaviour, education, organisation, communication and sexuality.  From pre-school through to teens, the course empowers parents to be one step ahead with practical tools and strategies to assist in raising happy sons to become fine young men.

With up-to-date information on the big issues facing boys, Michael Grose is joined by leading experts in the field –Dr Jodi Richardson, Vanessa Hamilton, Sharon Witt, Martine Oglethorpe, and Kate Johnson – to provide insights and opportunities for further learning.

The Parenting Boys course contains 12 videos (between 20-30 minutes in length) each with accompanying materials and activities covering the 12 most important topics for parenting boys.  And because we know that as busy parents we don’t always have time to sit and watch a video, the video sessions are also available as mp3 audio downloads so you can listen in the car, while cooking dinner, or whilst on the run.

There’s also an additional 3 bonus video sessions (with audio downloads) that include our experts talking about their personal experiences & insights parenting their own sons.

Special bonus: In addition, we have a special 30 minute video that will teach you leading edge strategies for parenting boys on the autism spectrum.

The course is made up of 12 different sessions. Each session contains some written content, a video featuring an interview or short presentation, and an accompanying summary with a short activity to help you reflect on and embed your learning. And because we know that life can be busy, each video session also has an audio download that you can listen to at your own pace.

Course materials are provided for each session. You can also download the complete course materials for all the sessions at the end of the course.

This course is self-paced, which means you can work through the content in your own time. The videos and handouts will remain in your dashboard so you can revisit them whenever you need.

Here are the 12 important topics we cover in the course:

Session 1: The psychology of boys (what makes boys tick)

Session 2: The physiology of boys (what drives boys)

Session 3: Communicating with boys (including how to speak with conversational clams)

Session 4: Managing boys (boy-friendly discipline)

Session 5: How to help boys be more confident

Session 6: The keys behind helping boys learn

Session 7: Helping boys be more organised

Session 8: Helping boys succeed at school

Session 9: Helping boys manage big emotions (including toning down anger & aggression)

Session 10: Developing healthy attitudes toward sex and relationships

Session 11: Boys and digital technology (how to leverage technology & minimise risk)

Session 12: How to be the mother and father that boys need

We’re blessed to be joined by five wonderful (very smart, very genuine & very contemporary) parenting educators who generously share their wisdom and ideas in the Parenting Boys course.

Sharon Witt, author of the best-selling Teen Talk: Boy Talk and the Girl Wise series, shares her special insights and knowledge to help you build a strong sense of self esteem in your daughters and assist you to develop a positive body image from an early age. Insightful stuff!

Dr. Jodi Richardson has taken time from her busy schedule to share her tips to about how we can help boys better manage anger and prevent the escalation of emotions that seems rampant with many boys. Superb stuff!

Vanessa Hamilton is a straight-talking sexuality educator par excellence who pulls no punches in showing you exactly how you should talk to your sons about sexuality and the importance of developing healthy attitudes toward women. She also wades into the tricky area of boys and porn talking about how to approach this subject with boys of all ages. Powerful stuff!

Martine Oglethorpe is a teacher, counsellor and parenting educator with a difference. As the mother of five boys she knows what works when we’re talking about boyworld. Martine spends most of her professional time helping parents stay one step of their kids when it comes to technology. Her bonus session is like a breath of fresh air about parenting and technology-practical, insightful and positive.

Kate Johnson has an amazing story to tell. The mother of three children, including a delightful 11 year old boy on the autism spectrum, Kate has garnered together an amazing community of parents with children on the spectrum offering support, advice and much-needed advocacy. Mark her session, a must watch!

And Parenting Ideas founder Michael Grose shares his insights into what makes boys tick; what drives boys; boy-friendly confidence-building strategies and how to manage boys so they’ll listen to you. He’ll also round out the program with essential mothering and fathering tips to help both you and your partner be the mum and dad that boys need.