Webinar Recording: Parenting like a cat and dog

Effective parents use more than one style when communicating with their families. They know how to alter their style to suit the situation. In this webinar, Michael Grose uses cat and dog metaphors to introduce parents to two diverse styles of parenting. This will increase their ability and confidence to manage, nurture and build relationships with their children. The cat-dog approach to parenting is fun, easy to use, respectful and maximises parent effectiveness in challenging situations.

Key learning and discussion points include:

  • How parents can identify their natural style and work harmoniously with their partner and/or support networks
  • Building confidence to manage children who relish getting their own way
  • Constructive ways to adjust communication so that it meets the individual needs of children
  • Effective methods to communicate with anxious children so they feel supported, safe and listened to
  • Techniques to adapt parenting styles as children move into adolescence
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Michael Grose, founder of Parenting Ideas, is one of Australia’s leading parenting educators and an award-winning speaker who has been informing and inspiring audiences around Australia, and internationally for more than 20 years.

He is a bestselling author of 12 books for parents including the best-selling Why First Borns Rule the World and Last Borns Want to Change It, and his latest release Anxious Kids: How children can turn their anxiety into resilience which he co-authored with Dr Jodi Richardson.

Michael has had parenting segments on The Project, The Today Show, Weekend Sunrise, 3AW, ABC radio and more. He has contributed to Huff Post, Kidspot and Mamma Mia, and is a former columnist with News Ltd and Fairfax newspapers.

Michael holds a Master of Educational Studies. He’s also the parent of three children who have all successfully flown the parenting nest.