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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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Is Yelling at Your Children Verbal Abuse?

I was asked to contribute to the new Jeremy Vine TV Show on Channel 5 about whether yelling or shouting at children is verbal abuse. We all lose the plot at times & lose our temper & end up shouting at our kids, but what is the […]

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BEWARE of Parenting Under ‘Nanny State’ Next Door Neighbours – if this sounds crazy to you, that’s because it is.

I was invited on to the Michael Graham Show on talkRADIO talking about this parenting story in America. It struck a cord with me as I’m locked into a bit of an unpleasant situation with my next door neighbours after I trimmed their overhanging branches in my garden. […]

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HELP – It’s the Horrible Homework Hour!

They’re home, they’re fed, the telly’s off and now it’s the Homework Horror Hour! A recent survey carried out by the Government’s “Get On” Campaign reveals that 7 in 10 parents are wary of helping their children with their homework and are finding it increasingly difficult to […]

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Should ‘Fireman Sam’ become ‘Firefighter Sam’ ?

I’m discussing Ann Millington, chief executive of Kent Fire & Rescue’s suggestion that the children’s TV character Fireman Sam should be renamed ‘Firefighter Sam’ on BBC Radio Kent It strikes me as a good idea – what do you think? I think all programming should be diversified, […]

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Children are less ready for school than five years ago, say school leaders. So what is ‘School Readiness?’

What is School Readiness? As a former Deputy Head and Reception Class Teacher I’ve been asked to comment on the new survey released today that says that 8 out of 10 school leaders report that many children arriving at primary school are not ready to take part […]

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Your ADHD Child and Homework

  Minimising homework and study battles with your attention deficit disorder (ADD /ADHD) child & helping them succeed in homework is often about separating out the tasks into 20 minute chunks and reinforcing their positive behaviour with specific praise. Below are some hints, tips and techniques to get […]

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The Fun & Importance of Soft Play.

Whilst your school-aged children are back into their new term routines, it’s time to focus on your toddlers & pre-schoolers. If you don’t want to do a big family day out and are looking to save some pennies this time of year, play centres are the best […]

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5 Simple Ways to Engage Children with Autism in Active Play.

As a parent of a child with additional needs you are probably very aware, and focused, on developing their social & verbal skills but one very important aspect to balance is your child’s physical activity too. Lots of parents I work with, or parents who chat in […]

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What Children Worry About According to Their Age & What to Do to Help.

We aren’t the only ones who struggle with fear, worry, anxiety & stress – children do, too. Research suggests that children’s concerns tend to differ & vary according to their age groups, or their stages of development. As any parent knows, children vary in their personalities, temperament […]

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Topic of The Month – Moving To Secondary School Confidently

  Children are about to move onto secondary schools in a few weeks. Perhaps your child is one of them. This is a time of great change for a child and for the family as a whole as this transition is a time of growth, learning and […]

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