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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Having a new baby is very exciting but your older child may worry about what all the changes may mean to them as for the last year or two they have probably been the centre of your universe so it’s a good idea to prepare them for […]Read more
I’m really delighted that The Duchess of Cambridge has launched a new survey to help inform her Early Years work: the 5 Big Questions on the Under 5s. Kensington Palace announced the news on Twitter Tuesday night, calling the 5 Big Questions a landmark survey that “gives […]Read more
Here’s my Wednesday story from my never-ending notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil. Why People Like Clowns “Why do people like me?” asks the clown. “It is because I make people laugh?” “They enjoy laughing certainly,” says his friend. “Or is it my colourful clothes, large shoes […]Read more
I am a real advocate of families sitting down and eating together as it creates a bond, a connection and makes life fun. Kids can chat about their day, their worries or just spend time with you, and you can share your life with them in […]Read more
If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent. ~ Bette Davis It’s tough being a parent – but we are there to be our children’s guiding hand. We need to step up and be their parent NOT their friend […]Read more
I work with lots of parents anxious about their children when the family is going through divorce. My simple advice is to ‘Keep It Consistent.’ Children thrive on consistency and even more so during the stressful and challenging time of divorce and separation. So keep as many […]Read more
I was recently asked about this problem on my Parenting Podcast and while this can be quite hurtful if you are the parent who is being excluded, it is helpful to know that this is a phase and it will pass. Preferring one parent to another, is […]Read more
Here’s my Wednesday story from my never-ending notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil. Excellence is not a skill. It’s an attitude! ~ Ralph Marston A gentleman once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar […]Read more
All day long children are carrying round an invisible rucksack. You can’t see it, but it’s there. Children carry an imaginary rucksack that needs to be filled daily with T-I-M-E, love, affection, attention & security. When children’s rucksacks are full, they feel safe, secure, confident, valued and […]Read more
This is one of my favourite books for children. It’s called “Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids” It is just the most super, simple, powerful and amazing little book that kids just embrace quickly and easily and I guarantee it […]Read more
Here’s my interview with Scott Doherty from Calm Scotland around supporting, nurturing and helping families through separation, divorce and family break up.Read more