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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Simple Tips for Coping with Separation and Divorce.

  I always tell my clients that divorce is a process not an event and that it is OK to feel that you are wading through treacle some days and feeling more empowered and hopeful in others.   It often feels like you take three steps forward and […]

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Why Dads Matter in Divorce.

  I’m working with a very sad, distressed and rather defeated Dad going through a divorce and I have been supporting him by championing him, believing in him, and encouraging him to focus all his energy on not fighting the old, but on building the new. I […]

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Why saying ‘Sorry’ doesn’t always teach your children anything

            “Sorry seems to be the hardest word,” sang Elton John & it is only 5 small little letters that can have a BIG impact from Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey to politicians the world over but why is a genuine apology important […]

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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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Sue Atkins has published some simple, inexpensive and practical Conversation Cards to help children and families talk about Divorce.

                        Divorce and Children: How to Answer Those Tough Questions Divorce is an extremely challenging, stressful and overwhelming time in family life and I have created, what I feel to be an incredibly important set of conversational cards, around supporting […]

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Siblings Without the Rivalry!

Sibling rivalry has always had a bad press – think of Cain slaughtering Abel and Joseph being thrown down the well and sold by his brothers because they were jealous of his beautiful multi coloured coat! Sibling rivalry can apply to any child living in the same […]

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Why kids need rules – here’s some reasons to help.

      I’ve been recently writing quotes to go alongside my articles that will be published on the Danonino website soon around the topic of “Autonomy” & rule setting. Coincidentally I’ve also been working with a group of Mums discussing how their children think they’re “mean” parents. […]

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Did you know that there are FOUR parenting ‘feeding styles,’ but only ONE is actually good for your kids’ health?

Raising a healthy eater is a full-time job isn’t it? If you’re a parent, you are well aware of juggling your family’s activities from football to Rainbows, finding time for homework, doctor’s appointments, play dates, sleep overs and much more. But an important part of your parenting […]

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Reading for pleasure: 10 + simple ideas to inspire your child to read more.

It’s #ChildrensBookWeek so I thought I’d give you some ideas around reading for pleasure. Reading for pleasure is so important for children & it can benefit your child’s education, social and cognitive development, their wellbeing, and their mental health. Reading with children can help to create a […]

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Awesome Girls: 30 Resources to Teach Kids Financial Literacy

  While it’s an essential life skill, a study by the Girl Scouts found that only 12% of tween and teen girls feel very confident in making financial decisions. Financial literacy is an essential skill for every child to learn! Money is an integral part of modern […]

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The Sue Atkins Parenting Show Named Best Educational Podcast 2021

I’m thrilled and delighted to announce that The Sue Atkins Parenting Show has been won the award of Best Educational Podcast of 2021 from Learning Ladders’ I was shortlisted alongside 46 other podcasts from a longlist of over 100 entries, for my dedication to providing useful, actionable […]

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Do you know the difference between ‘Encouragement & Praise’ and the BIG difference it can make to your child’s confidence?

            Rudolf Dreikurs the eminent psychiatrist and parent educator said, “A child needs encouragement like a plant needs water.” In other words, encouragement is essential to raising happy, confident, resilient children. Of course, children won’t die without encouragement, but they’ll certainly wither. […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Caring for Twins

  I was invited to chat on BBC Hereford and Worcester about a lovely story about a new Mum who discovered that she was having triplets ! Chaos at home’ after rare identical triplets born Caring for one newborn is overwhelming enough, but add twins or triplets […]

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Fussy Eaters & How To Keep Your Sanity !

If you suddenly have a fussy eater on your hands – you’re not alone! Lots of parents go through the same thing with their children as faddy eating is often a phase that young children go through to explore their independence, test you out and to get […]

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Sue’s Picks on Cultural Diversity – Celebrating Welsh Culture

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. Here are some great books with a Welsh connection suggested by FamilyBookWorms   Books […]

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