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.

Got a topic you’d like covered? Just let Sue know and your question might be answered in the next blog!

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Comics are a Gateway to Creating Life-Long Readers

When my son Will was little, he loved reading. Then he went through a phase of not reading books but loving comics. According to the latest research commissioned by Readly, the European leader in digital magazine and newspaper subscriptions this was good news! Comics are a […]

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Once Upon a Time with ChatGPT: How AI is Changing the Way We Tell Bedtime Stories to Kids.

Once Upon a Time with ChatGPT: How AI is Changing the Way We Tell Bedtime Stories to Kids. I was fascinated to learn about using AI-generated bedtime stories by reading an interesting post from Chris Holloway on LinkedIn. Bedtime stories are a magical part of childhood. They transport […]

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Try The CRISPS Approach to Your Parenting !

Being a positive parent isn’t any harder than being a negative parent! It just takes a quick shift in your thinking and attitude. Here’s the CRISPS way to becoming a more positive parent. CRISPS Consistency: children thrive with firm, fair, consistent discipline. No empty threats! Rewards: Positive […]

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Going Through Divorce or Separation? Make the #ParentsPromise

Parents Promise Every year, an estimated 280,000 children, a similar number to the size of the population of Newcastle, experience family separation. It’s one of the greatest, least-recognised health risks to our children. The Positive Parenting Alliance is a group of organisations, and individuals, who believe that […]

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Parenting Hacks | Fear of The Doctors Part 2 ?‍⚕️ | Disney Junior UK with Simon Hooper, aka Father of Daughters, Sue Atkins and Helen Skelton

  Brushing their teeth may not be every little one’s favourite thing to do. So how do you get them into the habit of doing it regularly? Is it better to make it into a game, or just get them into a headlock? ? How do you […]

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Parenting Hacks | Fear of The Doctors Part 1 ?‍⚕️| Disney Junior UK with Sue Atkins, Simon Hooper, aka Father of Daughters & Helen Skelton

We all know that going to see the doctor or dentist can sometimes be a scary experience for little ones who don’t know what to expect. So it’s important that parents help to put them at ease, whether that’s through role play, reading books together or watching […]

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How To Talk To Your Kids and Teens About Gender Without Seeming Out Of Touch

  I’m featured in The Telegraph newspaper. How to talk to teenagers about gender without seeming out of touch Talking to teens about gender can feel like a minefield for many parents, but it’s important to keep the lines of communication open If you’re the parent of […]

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Getting Teens To Open Up To You – Ditch These Classic Ways To Switch Them Off

Communication can dry up during adolescence which is why people identify so much with Harry Enfield’s Kevin and Perry characters and that’s why the teenage stage has often been called the “grunt stage” but communication is a two-way process. It’s what we want and think, and what […]

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Why it’s not OK to call me ‘love.’ How do we raise daughters that don’t accept that?

    A new piece of research has concluded that ‘Little Girls Start Believing Harmful Gender Stereotypes by Age 6’ Here’s a thought provoking article from Kate Horowitz in ‘Mental Floss’ Psychologists say little girls have about six years before they’re affected by harmful gender stereotypes about […]

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There’s a reason your child is an angel at school but turns into little devil at home. It’s called ‘after-school restraint collapse.’

There’s a reason your child is an angel at school but turns into little devil at home. It’s called ‘after-school restraint collapse.’ After a long day at school or daycare, many children totally lose it when their parents pick them up or when they get home. I’ve […]

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5 Practical Tips to Help Your Child Adjust to Family Change During Divorce.

How the news hits a three-year-old is very different to how a 15-year-old understands and reacts to the news – that’s why it’s important to include your teenager in your discussions around your contact arrangements where it feels appropriate, to avoid resentment building up between all of […]

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How To Deal With Teenage Love And Relationships As A Parent

Teenage love is natural. As parents, it’s important that your protective instinct doesn’t interfere with the way you deal with your teenager and their strong, heightened emotions around their newfound love relationships. I often hear of parents handling ‘young love’ in ways that don’t really help the […]

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2023 Welcome To The Year of ‘Jellyfish Parenting’

There are a few things we already know about 2023: the cost of living crisis is going to affect almost everything we do, particularly for parents and families, the political landscape will continue to be embroiled in turmoil and election countdown fever, and in the most era-defining […]

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How To Juggle & Balance Hybrid Working With Family Life – The New Normal Part 2

  Let’s talk about your new everyday normal. How to achieve a happy, secure, effective hybrid work- family balance. 65% of public sector organisations say hybrid working – a mix of remote and office-based work – will be here to stay after Covid-19. 55% of private firms […]

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How To Juggle & Balance Hybrid Working With Family Life – The New Normal Part 1

Let’s talk about your new everyday normal. How to achieve a happy, secure, effective hybrid work- family balance. 65% of public sector organisations say hybrid working – a mix of remote and office-based work – will be here to stay after Covid-19. 55% of private firms agree. […]

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