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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One of the most common questions I get asked regularly on my Sue Atkins Parenting Show podcast is: ‘ How do I get them off screens?’ Here are my simple 5 top tips. ✅ No screens at least 1 hour before bedtime. ✅ Have device-free dinners. ✅ […]Read more
This week will be all about Valentine’s Day and can be a time of great romance or great pain. Many people put their children first and of course while this is necessary and honourable is it at the expense of your own relationship? I remember a great […]Read more
Keeping the Glow with your Partner. Do you want more attention, more respect, more help with the kids, more hugs, more romance, more surprises, more time together, more intimacy, and more fun? Someone to babysit, iron the shirts, help make the dinner sometimes or hang up the […]Read more
The Stepfamily Cycle I have been working with a lovely family who are finding it hard to adjust to the changes that blending two families together brings. I always remind my clients that bringing together 2 separate families is a process and not an event, and […]Read more
One reason why relationships get stale, go off the boil and become boring is that couples get stuck in a rut of routine and having children often takes away from the spontaneity that keeps love alive, fresh and expanding and growing. Doing the same things over and […]Read more
Young people in developing countries often have more aspirational career ambitions than boys in the UK, an international survey of 20,000 children suggests. While boys in the UK aimed to be footballers or YouTube stars, their counterparts in Uganda and Zambia wanted to be doctors or teachers. […]Read more
I thought I’d share with you a technique that I teach the parents that I work with in my Parenting Club, because it’s brilliant for solving problems. This Positive Parenting Solution is only part of my foolproof roadmap when you hit a problem. Sometimes it’s a good […]Read more
I was really distressed to read about the tragic suicide of Molly Russell: The ‘caring soul’ who died after exploring her depression on Instagram. Suicide is now the leading cause of death for young people under 20 and levels of self-harm are rising among teenage girls in […]Read more
Is money a taboo topic in your family? Are you struggling to talk about it with your children? So, what’s putting YOU off? Are you bad with money? Do you buy stuff on impulse? Are you bad at budgeting? More than one in three parents struggle to […]Read more
I am fascinated by success and why some people are successful entrepreneurs and others struggle all their lives. I have been working with a lot of people recently throughout the last year who are struggling to come to terms with the financial down turn throughout the world. […]Read more
Every parent dreads receiving a call from their child’s school in the middle of the day. The call is not usually to congratulate you about something good or to extend an invitation to an upcoming event to celebrate your child’s achievements – those calls usually wait until […]Read more
Most parents don’t know the options that are available to divorcing couples rather than the aggressive ‘Going to Court’ option. Most solicitors in fact don’t favour taking your case to Court as it is expensive and can be very damaging to everyone in the family, particularly […]Read more
It’s that time of year again! Exams! Don’t panic and don’t pretend they’ll go away – they won’t! If you’re organised, you’ll find the exams won’t be the nightmare experience that you feared – and if you go about things the right way you’ll even get time […]Read more
I’ve been working with an absolutely lovely 5 year old who is suffering already from self imposed “Perfectionism.” He is incredibly hard on himself. When he gets some small thing wrong he has a meltdown, says “I’m terrible at everything. I can’t do it. I can’t get […]Read more
We all need to play our part in managing screen time. We are the first generation of parents having to juggle being 24/7 connected. We don’t actually know the damage screen time may do to our kids mental or physical health and wellbeing yet – as the […]Read more