Sue's Parenting Blog

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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10th December 2023
I was delighted to have been interviewed about Co-Parenting over Christmas – often a tricky and stressful time for The Divorce Magazine. We focused on...
9th December 2023
This year I’ve made a lovely new friend in Georgina Durrant ( listen to our fabulous interview on my parenting podcast )who writes a wonderful...
9th December 2023
    I found an interesting article on Health Central about Teenagers finding the change in routine very stressful around the Christmas  holiday time. Here...
8th December 2023
  I was really delighted to see my tips appear on Cheryl Pasquier’s Mad House Family Review  site this weekend. “A friend of mine is...
7th December 2023
  Dear Sue I’m worried about Christmas as I’m recently divorced. My kids are still reeling from the changes. What is your advice? Liz Jackson,...
7th December 2023
    e-readers are hugely popular with parents – but research shows kids prefer printed books, magazines and comics. So is it worth buying them...
7th December 2023
  I think Christmas shopping and shopping generally with toddlers, is given a bad press! With a little bit of planning and some common sense...
6th December 2023
It can be really stressful facing your first Christmas alone. Perhaps, you are finding that you have had 20 years of family Christmases with tinsel...
5th December 2023
“Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth.”  ~ American Academy of Paediatrics It’s...
5th December 2023
Looking for the perfect present  but not sure what’s best? 7 Great Parenting Christmas Gift Ideas Every item in this guide is personally chosen by...
4th December 2023
So it’s coming to that time of the year when the kids start being marketed to by the media. Are your children pester ninjas? Do...
4th December 2023
  Christmas, although a time of great joy and celebration, can also be the most stressful of times for even the best of parents, with...
4th December 2023
  “If you want something expensive, you should ask your grandparents.” Matthew, aged 12 But this year it’s not funny trying to survive the cost...
4th December 2023
    Sue’s Alternative to the ‘Naughty Step’ The ‘Easy Peasy – Lemon Squeezy Button’ is suitable for kids of all ages & allows you...
4th December 2023
  Get into the festive spirit with some Christmas-themed bedtime stories – perfect to snuggle up to in front of the tree, sipping hot chocolate 🙂...