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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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The Magic of Teaching Your Kids About CHOICES.

I’ve been working with a young woman recently who acts like a victim. She blames her boyfriend for getting her pregnant & treating her badly, she blames her teachers for kicking her out of school as she relentlessly defied the rules and she blames her last employer […]

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Father’s Day for Divorced Dads – Tips for Enjoying It.

Father’s Day weekend is upon us, and whether you feel it’s all just a marketing gimmick it’s still important to take time out to celebrate, but for many divorced dads, the day can serve as a tough reminder of the most painful loss or saddest change from […]

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WHY DADS SHOULD READ WITH THEIR KIDS?

  Today I am delighted to have Dan Freedman one of the UK’s leading football fiction writer as my guest blogger today. Dan worked at the top level of football for the last decade – writing for the FA, the Premier League and attending two World Cups – […]

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Step Dad Advice – Bringing together two separate families is a process, not an event. It takes time and flexibility on everyone’s behalf to settle into new family relationships.

              I’m delighted to have been invited to write some articles for Dad Info – a wonderful website for Dads and Step Dads. Today here is my article on what the Americans call ‘Blended Families’ but what I like to call […]

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The Power of Dad . Celebrating Dads Everywhere – ‘I Became A Single Dad At 24, And Here’s How It’s Changed My Life

  It’s Father’s Day on Sunday here in the UK and 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 […]

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Why Dads Matter in Divorce

I recently attended an event at The House of Commons called ‘Supporting families through separation’ & I’m also 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 […]

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The Sue Atkins Sunday Saying – For Dads

Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad. ~Author Unknown  

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We can’t go back to normal: it’s time to pause to ponder how coronavirus will change the world

  Taking on Coronavirus for the last time with Laura & Sue on Youtube. For the last 12 weeks we have been talking about the week’s events in lock down but like the clapping for the NHS it is time to move forward as we gradually embrace our […]

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CREATING A MEMORY JAR OF FAMILY MOMENTS TO REMEMBER.

For me, living is the little things. It’s noticing the small magic moments of the everyday. I was coming out of my hotel room on holiday recently as a taxi driver was proudly finishing off waxing his black Mercedes carrier. It gleamed in the hot sun & […]

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The need for noise and our struggle with silence.

I go into many schools running my Confidence Classes for Kids Workshop and I am always struck by how noisy the classrooms can become. I do an exercise called The Garden of Dreams where I take the children on a visualisation into a beautiful garden with sunflowers […]

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Teaching kids to let go of their worries.

I go into lots of schools doing my Confidence Classes for Kids Workshop and After School Club and I always do a Garden Of Dreams visualisation that helps children to let go of their worries, anxieties and stresses. But here is another tool that I use: The […]

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Some practical ideas to nurture your child’s confidence & develop a positively empowered kid.

 I recently contributed to the Positively Empowered Kids Festival which was a fun filled family day, jam packed with interactive activities. Here is a video of some of the activities in my new book for children. The Can-Do Kid’s Journal – Discover your Confidence Superpower! Click […]

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Under-5 Learning: Your Toughest Qs Answered!

  I recently did a Webinar for ‘Which School Advisor‘ with my friend and colleague Laura Henry-Allain creator of the Cbeebies hit series for children JoJo and Gran Gran. Laura has been an early years trainer and consultant for many years. Which School Advisor said, ‘We hear […]

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Talking to Kids About Racism, Early and Often & Why Britain’s First Black Animation, JoJo & Gran Gran Is So Important For Cultural Representation

  The whole world has been very moved by the death of George Floyd. Recent protests are sparking questions from children & not shying away from those conversations is the first step in raising an anti-racist child & I think it is very important that we all […]

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As Schools Re – Open – Here’s the Best Gift You Can Give Your Children

As some schools reopen to more children today you maybe worried & concerned about how your children are coping & adapting to the changes brought about because of the virus. As a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher for over 22 years it’s a time of uncharted […]

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