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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More Play Leads To More Learning – Making Christmas Presents Easy

“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 coming up to Christmas and you’re probably wondering what toys to buy for your kids. I think it’s helpful to remember that […]

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30 Children’s Books on Indian Culture & Festivals

Nisha, creator of Love Laugh Mirch, shares some of her favourite books that teach children about Indian culture, festivals and language below. Click here to explore

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Books to help children learn about Jewish culture and antisemitism

In order to be anti-racist it’s important to educate yourself and those around you about Jewish history, culture and faith, and a great way to do this is through literature that explores Jewish issues. While adults can learn more about Jews through a variety of publications, including […]

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20 Recommended Black Children’s Books

  If you’re buying books for children you might want to consider more inclusive texts, particularly in light of the CLPE and Booktrust’s latest research on ethnic representation in UK publishing. Fabia Turner from Candid Cocoa is a former teacher and books editor, and currently a member of the Critics of […]

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Children’s Books That Celebrate Muslim Culture.

Whether you’re from a Muslim family looking for more representation in children’s literature, or a teacher or parent of non-Muslim children wanting to better understand and celebrate Muslim culture, there are so many wonderful storytellers in the kids’ lit community who have contributed to essential, diverse narratives […]

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Co-Parenting Over Christmas

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 helping children of divorced parents’ during their first christmas and their life after divorce co -parenting. Click here to read and watch […]

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How do YOU handle Christmas Family Fall Outs? Here Are My Tips.

I was interviewed last year on the Vanessa Feltz Show on BBC Radio London about the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle didn’t join the Queen for Christmas as they have chose to spend baby Archie’s first festive season away from Sandringham. Big News? None of […]

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Is this your first Christmas apart and are you really struggling with how to deal with it? Here’s some help.

Dear Sue I separated from my partner at the beginning of this year. We were together for 10 years and have two children aged 8 and 6. My real problem is the fact that my partner and I were originally family friends and our families are really […]

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Co-parenting Advice During a Christmas Coronavirus.

Dear Sue I’m worried about lock down tiers as I’m recently divorced. My kids are still reeling from the changes but adding this awful Coronavirus into the mix is freaking me out. What is your advice? Liz Jackson, New Addington, Surrey Most parents will have been left […]

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

The way we treat our children directly impacts what they believe about themselves. Ariadne Brill

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This Thanksgiving, many of our hearts are filled not only with gratitude but also with grief.

 This has been a devastating and challenging year for humanity. This Thanksgiving, many of our hearts are filled not only with gratitude but also with grief. Grief for the multitude of devastating losses caused by COVID-19 and for not being able to be with friends and […]

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Topic of the month – ADHD

Managing ADHD Positively There are an estimated 365,000 children in Britain diagnosed as having ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) which means they find it hard to concentrate, have extreme difficulty in sitting still, and find learning or concentrating very challenging too. These children are also very easily distracted […]

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

There is no need to be perfect to inspire others… Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections. Robert Tew

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You have my permission to NAG ! Harvard Study Says Giving Kids Chores Actually Makes Them More Successful!

This research actually came out of a well-known 75-year-long Harvard study, where researchers followed two groups of people. One of the many highlights of the researcher’s findings is that subjects who were given chores, or jobs to do, as kids grew up to be adults who were […]

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The Behaviour Blogs Part 1 ~ Do You Find Disciplining Your Children Difficult? Look No Further!

Do you find disciplining your children difficult? The funny thing about discipline is you only really notice it when it’s not there. As a former Deputy Head and teacher for 22 years I’ve seen loads of perfectly well behaved kids -who I’ve been teaching all day -run […]

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