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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As a public speaker I often take a few minutes after a presentation to think about how it went. There are the 6 Ps of presentation skills – pace, pitch, power, pronunciation, passion and, perhaps the most powerful of all – pause. This got me pondering today […]Read more
The concept of prom originated in the Victorian era when young people would get dressed up and “promenade” in their finest clothing in front of their friends and peers. Through the years, promenade was abbreviated to “prom” and thus, the big deal began. Young people, feel […]Read more
That word ‘naughty.’ It’s quite laden. So, what does the word mean? It usually means that your child is exhibiting behaviour that you find frustrating, irritating, confusing, challenging, annoying or even bizarre! So are your kids mischievous, spirited, not doing as they’re told, downright disobedient or are […]Read more
‘’When one tugs at a single thing in nature, one finds it attached to the rest of the world.” John Muir ‘Talking & Teaching’ Toddlers about Nature starts with us. Here’s some simple ideas to help: 🌱 Nature is what we see and feel around us. 🌱Nature […]Read more
I was reading an article on LinkedIn by Jonathan Phelan a Wellbeing & Resilience author & speaker who was listening to a fascinating programme on Radio 4 about communication. The interviewee reflected on how she trained police negotiators. One point she made […]Read more
We’re all looking for ways to explain something that’s impossible to explain—because we don’t understand it and talking about terrorism/ shootings is different from other frightening or unsettling news, because it’s very different from a natural disaster. Even as adults we are unprepared for random and […]Read more
‘Play with me!’ You may be a parent who loves to play with your kids, or you may be a parent who dreads hearing this refrain and then you suffer pangs of guilt for the rest of the day! Play is all about having fun! Any […]Read more
Getting your child to stop sleeping in your bed can be a hard habit to break. While lots of parents love to have the kids, all jumping in and cuddling up on a Saturday morning, night after night of interrupted sleep […]Read more
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 […]Read more
10 Easy Ways To Prepare Your Children For When The Clocks Go Forward. The clocks spring forward which is great for feeling we are leaving the winter behind but it can play havoc with your child’s sleep routine. Just when you thought you’d cracked your toddler or […]Read more
#ScriptsandTips Praise can boost good feelings and increase motivation. It can inspire your children to be more cooperative, persistent, and hard-working. Praise nurtures your child’s self esteem & self confidence. So give your kids a gift today & look for ways to praise them.Read more
#TipsandScripts One really simple tip I use with lots of parents I coach is to change ‘If….’ to ‘When….’ So instead of saying: ‘If you brush yourself teeth you can have story’ Say: ‘When you’ve brushed your teeth you can choose a story’ Voila! Simple, quick & […]Read more