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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Protecting your Tweens (9 – 12 years)

  Female safety has been in the News a great deal recently – from the tragic murder of Sarah Everard to the latest distressing reports of school abuse and a ‘Rape culture’ as more than 8,000 allegations have now been made by school pupils on a website […]

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Books Featuring Limb Difference

Since I started #TheSueAtkinsBookClub I’ve been keen to offer lesser known authors a platform & also to offer a wide range of diversity so all children can see themselves in the stories and books. Susan Brownrigg, author of Gracie Fairshaw and the Mysterious Guest has picked some recommended […]

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Has Gavin Williamson “misjudged” the mood in classrooms and homes across the country?

        Gavin Williamson says children have become undisciplined & unruly due to lockdowns & homeschooling – really? What ALL of them??? I was interviewed last night in BBC Radio London about Gavin Williamson remarks about banning mobile phones in schools and his suggestion that […]

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Books & Podcasts Celebrating STEM.

Why is STEM important? STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives. Science is everywhere in the world around us. STEM learning builds the skills kids need for the future as technology is continuously expanding […]

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Empowering Personal Safety Tips for Teenage Girls.

Female safety has been in the News a great deal recently – from the tragic murder of Sarah Everard to the latest distressing reports of school abuse and a ‘Rape culture’ as more than 8,000 allegations have now been made by school pupils on a website gathering […]

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Practical Tips on How to RESPOND Rather Than REACT. My Pause Button Technique

  Much of our lives is spent in reaction to others and to events around us. The problem is that these reactions might not always be the best course of action, and as a result, they can make our children, ourselves and those around us unhappy, and […]

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Panicking about getting your kids into bed & ASLEEP as the clocks spring forward? Here are my Top 10 Tips.

          10 Easy Ways To Prepare Your Children For When The Clocks Go Forward. The clocks spring forward this weekend which is great for feeling we are leaving the winter behind but it can play havoc with your child’s sleep routine. Just when […]

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Saying “NO” to your kids with confidence !

Saying “No” to your kids is such a simple word but so many parents find it difficult to incorporate it into their discipline strategies – it’s about feeling confident in your own ability as a parent so then the ability to say “no” becomes a powerful behaviour […]

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Sue Atkins: I love outdoor play because…

Outdoor play, climbing trees and riding bikes I used to love taking my kids to the park when they were young and watching them run off to chase our dogs, jump, hide, shout, whistle, climb and explore the natural world. Wrapped up warm with jumpers and wellies […]

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Helping children feel nurtured, supported and heard through divorce,separation and break up.

Divorce is stressful for parents and children alike and although reactions will depend on a child’s age, temperament, and the circumstances surrounding the split, many children feel sad, frustrated, angry, and anxious — and it’s not uncommon for them to become naughty at home or at school […]

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Become Unsinkable – Learn Ways to Handle Major Change.

It’s Time to Let Go of What Was… I work with many parents going through the difficulties of major life changes and many of the people I coach are stuck. We are living through different and difficult times. Are you flourishing or floundering? In this blog I […]

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How You (As A Caring Employer) Can Help Employees Through Divorce and Break-Ups

Divorce or relationship breakdown isn’t something that staff will easily talk about, but it can create a lot of turmoil that will affect focus, productivity and effectiveness in the workplace. Here are five things to look out for in your staff and suggestions for staff policies to […]

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Kids and Divorce : An Age By Age Guide To Help Parents

    I have been working with two families going through the process of divorcing and what has struck me is how the news that Mummy & Daddy are separating can vary depending on the age of the children. How the news hits a 3 year old […]

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Try This Simple Technique – A Smile Is A Curve That Puts A Lot Of Things Straight !

            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 […]

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The Sue Atkins Sunday Saying – a cup of positivi-tea

To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny-bone. ~ Reba McEntire

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