If you’re looking for parenting help and advice from someone who really understands the challenges raising kids can bring, then you’re in the right place. With over 25 years experience working with children and having raised two kids of her own, Sue really knows how to make positive changes in any family.

Regularly featured on ITV’s This Morning and many other TV and radio shows, her advice is much sought after due to her positive, guilt-free attitude and effective solutions. The Sue Atkins Parenting Blog is where Sue shares some of her best advice to help you raise confident, resilient, independent kids. With new posts featured every few days you’ll always find something new, interesting and relevant to read.

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Is it time to change the word ‘Broken’ Family ? Broken implies a failure, broken implies damaged, no longer able to work, something destroyed & dysfunctional but I think it would be more helpful to describe the relationship and the family as different and CHANGED.

I was just speaking on BBC radio about a new piece of research around mental health and stepfamilies. What struck me as unhelpful & laden with negativity is the word ‘BROKEN’ to describe parents who are divorced, separated or apart. Broken implies a failure, broken implies damaged, no longer […]

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Is this true? Children of divorced parents who live with a step-mother or father may face greater mental health problems

Children of divorced parents who live with a step-mother or father may face greater mental health problems. A new study shows such teenagers are more troubled than those who split their time between both of their parents. They report more symptoms of mental health problems, such as […]

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Tips for Dealing with Your Kids Friendship Challenges

We’ve all been there ….. your child comes home upset and distressed about falling out with their friend or friends at school. You feel helpless or protective and want to rush out and sort it all out for your child…… but here’s a few practical tips…… Younger […]

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My article in The Huffington Post. ‘Generation Game: We Cannot Afford To Burden Our Children With Hideous Plastic Legacy’

I’m delighted to be published today in The Huffington Post with a readership in excess of 6 MILLION monthly readers. ‘Generation Game: We Cannot Afford To Burden Our Children With Hideous Plastic Legacy’ As a former Deputy Head Teacher, I’ve spent many an hour grappling with the challenge […]

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Fancy Becoming A Plastic Pioneer ? Here are 16 Quick & Easy Ways To Reduce Your Plastic Use.

  Plastic is found EVERYWHERE these days. Our use of plastic is huge and it eventually gets thrown into the ocean which is not good for our planet now, or in the future for our children, or for our children’s children. Of course plastic is a fantastic material it’s […]

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Are YOUR Kids The Answer To This Global Problem?

Last Friday I joined the wonderfully inspiring Sian Sutherland from A Plastic Planet at Fox School’s Friday Assembly. Fox is the first school to pledge to go plastic free & they have signed up to be Plastic Pioneers. We’ve all seen the devastating Blue Planet II footage […]

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In Search Of The Perfect Snack For Your Kids?

I’m discussing the new report out today by Public Health England. Half of the sugar young children in England consume comes from unhealthy snacks and sweet drinks, figures show. On average, primary school children have at least three sugary snacks a day, Public Health England found. This […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Dealing With Your In-Laws

From Christmas to Christenings we have to learn to get along with our in-laws. I was very blessed as I got on really well with mine before my mother -in -law developed Dementia. When she first washed my kitchen floor I had to pause to ponder whether […]

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Are Kids Really Prepared For The World Of Work?

I am on LBC Radio with Andrew Castle discussing the new CBI campaign calling for reformed careers advice in schools to ensure every young person gets quality guidance and at least four interactions with working life by the age of 16. My daughter started her ‘proper’ job two […]

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7 Quick & Easy Tips To Get Excited Kids To Sleep on Christmas Eve!

  The guests have arrived, the presents are wrapped, the shops are closed & the carrots & whiskey are out for Father Christmas & the Reindeer BUT the kids are still up jumping about in total excitement and not in the least ready for bedtime. Getting […]

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