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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20 Moving Father’s Day Poems to Honour Your Relationship With Your Dad

This Father’s Day, pay tribute to your Dad (or Grandpa, or any father figure) with a poem that says just how you feel. But if you’re not a poet, fear not! Here’s a lovely collection of Father’s Day poems and quotes to inspire that perfect greeting card or […]

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How to spot your child’s language of love

How to spot your child’s language of love In our modern society raising happy, confident, well balanced and emotionally healthy kids is often increasingly difficult. Kids seem to speak a completely different language when they are texting or chatting on the internet that is sometimes hard to […]

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Online Children’s Book Festival – June 26th and 27th 2021 and YOU’RE INVITED!

  Little did I know when I started #TheSueAtkinsBookClub to help parents in a pandemic that it would blossom & bloom into such a vibrant enthusiastic, creative & collaborative group of authors We now have our FREE online Book Festival with Independent Thinking Worldwide https://www.independentthinking.co.uk/itl-online/childrens-book-festival/ and YOU […]

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Helping Children Develop Emotional Literacy & Self Regulation

  There has been much talk and research around emotional intelligence and emotional literacy that suggests they lead to better health, higher academic achievement and stronger relationships. I believe the skills of emotional intelligence are learned — and parents are the best people to teach them to […]

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What If There’s Absolutely Nothing Wrong With Your Toddler Throwing A Tantrum?

Toddlers are brilliant. Aren’t they? They live in the present moment. But, perhaps they’re also the most misunderstood humans on the planet. Perhaps as parents, we have forgotten what it’s like to be a toddler. To be small and dependent. To be constantly learning. To feel only […]

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How Can I Keep My Children Safe Using Social Media?

  I’m being interviewed for The Daily Mail podcast today about how to help your teenagers manage social media, specifically in the light of the permanence of what they post and the impact this might have on their futures. There has been a great deal of debate […]

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Children’s Books About Dads to Celebrate Dads All Year Round!

When it’s Father’s Day I always miss my wonderful Dad as he was just such a wonderful person, charismatic, kind, thoughtful, funny and great, great fun. From my Dad I learnt my values, my confidence, my tenacity. From my Dad I learnt compassion, finding the balance in […]

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It’s World Environment Day – here are some great books on nature, the environment & climate change.

  Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay – the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness & action to protect our environment. 🌍 For books for young readers on nature, the environment & climate change, to check out from Children’s Books Ireland   Going Green reading list: #EveryChildAReader

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How Do You Talk to Children about Cancer?

  How do you talk to children about Cancer? Receiving a cancer diagnosis is challenging at any age, but for children in particular, it can be hard to understand what’s happening. HuffPost Parents asked Mary Costello, a former teacher to recommend books that will help children understand […]

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Teaching Tolerance – an important value in an angry world. Race, class, gender and kids’ conversations.

              This is a tough subject that many parents are shying away from, and it’s not about the birds and the bees! A new study by the researchers at Sesame Street indicates a majority of parents may not be having a […]

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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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READ WITH PRIDE

June is GLBT Book Month This LGBTQ+ lineup proves love is always stronger than hate.   Some titles are familiar favourites, others are new releases, and a few more are soon-to-be released. The first calendar shows middle grades chapter books, and the second calendar displays some picture […]

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Skip the Silent Treatment: Address Conflict with Connection.

Lots of us withdraw at the first sign of conflict, suppress things, withhold things & wait for people to figure out what’s wrong with us, like a mind reader, instead of just being honest about what’s going on. It’s more helpful to ask yourself: ‘What am I […]

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On the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder: Talking to Kids About Racism, Early and Often Is Important.

On the 25th May it will be one year since George Floyd was killed while in police custody, prompting a global outpouring of grief and outrage and forcing millions of people around the world to confront, address & think about unconscious bias & racist attitudes and behaviour. […]

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How Do I Talk To My Teen About Sexual Orientation?

  Part of being a teen is figuring out who you are — including your sexual orientation and gender identity. No matter what your teen’s identity, they’re likely to have many questions as they explore who they are and it’s a good idea to get clear yourself as […]

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