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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More Play Leads To More Learning – Age Appropriate Toys – 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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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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CHRISTMAS IS OFTEN A CATALYST FOR DIVORCING.

I often find that I get clients coming to see me after Christmas about how to separate after spending more time together during the festive season. Christmas acts as a catalyst for change and the New Year offers a new beginning for many. It is a fact […]

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7 Quick & Easy Tips To Get Excited Kids To Sleep on Christmas Eve!

  The guests have arrived, the presents are wrapped, the shops are closed & the carrots & whiskey are out for Father Christmas & the Reindeer BUT the kids are still up jumping about in total excitement and not in the least ready for bedtime. Getting […]

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Taking pictures and videos at your child’s school Nativity Play – the law explained.

I was talking about how things have changed since my kids were at school around taking photos and videos of your children in their Christmas Nativity Play, Carol Concert or Christmas Performances on TalkRADIO recently so I thought I’d give you the heads up thanks to TeessideLive. […]

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What is Emotional Freedom Technique or “Tapping”?

What is EFT? Emotional Freedom Technique is the new therapy for the 21st century as it is a very safe way to get rid of anxiety, stress, and feelings of guilt and overwhelm that lots of parents suffer from. It is based on tapping different Chinese meridian […]

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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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Getting Your Toddler To Share.

Sharing I have been trying to get my toddler to share his toys. Now, when he sees another child he will automatically handover to that child the toy he is playing with even if the other child has not asked for it /is not interested. I am not sure […]

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From starting school to starting university – being a parent is all about handling CHANGE.

Handling change is one of life’s greatest challenges and is a major element in my work with parents. My passion is to help parents handle change positively and with clarity, direction and confidence. Change is inevitable and although it’s perfectly natural to resist the changes in your […]

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When did expectations change around potty training and fall into the role of the Primary School Teacher & why do today’s parents find potty training so tough?

70% of British primary schoolteachers have noticed a rise in the number of 3-7-year olds wetting themselves during the school day. As a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher for 22 years I also taught 35 five-year olds in Reception but I certainly didn’t think it was […]

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Tips for the early days of single parenting.

Tips for the early days of single parenting When you become a single parent there’s often quite a huge amount of change to cope with. You might be dealing with the reality of single parenting, having to move home, start earning for the first time in many […]

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Learning to Be You Again After Bullying

It’s not easy to get back up quickly and recover from bullying & I should know as I was bullied in my first year of Secondary School and developed Alopecia (where some of your hair falls out due to stress.) Being a victim of bullying is challenging. […]

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Do You Need to Mark an Ending? Saying A ‘Good Goodbye’ & Creating a Personal Ritual Helps You Move Forward

We all go through endings. Sometimes we say goodbye to friends, family, lovers, partners, jobs and to those who have died. But do you understand how to handle goodbyes with grace, compassion, and kindness? Have you ever pondered that marking an ending with a simple ritual helps you […]

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Tick tock: It’s time to turn the clocks back to GMT time. Here are my tips to make the adjustment easier for your kids.

I’m delighted to collaborate with Care.com this week sharing my top tips for adjusting your children’s schedule and sleep routines in time for the clocks going back. Tick Tock: It’s Time To Turn The Clocks Back To GMT Time    

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10 Reasons Why Older Siblings Can Be Terrible Baby Sitters

Here’s something to ponder as you plan your well deserved night out! “It seems only natural for older siblings to be given the position of built-in babysitter. After all, they know the family rules and expectations better than any hired babysitter would. However, even though this may […]

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