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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The 7 Emotional Stages You’ll Go Through During and After Divorce.

I always remind my clients that going through a Divorce is a process NOT an event and I firmly believe that it is similar to the grieving process described by the eminent American Psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book, On Death and Dying, that was inspired […]

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Why DO children act up, misbehave and get ‘naughty?’

That word ‘naughty.’ It’s quite laden. So, what does the word mean? It usually means that your child is exhibiting behaviour that you find frustrating, irritating, confusing, challenging, annoying or even bizarre! So are your kids mischievous, spirited, not doing as they’re told, downright disobedient or are […]

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Shocking new survey showing large number of body anxious teens avoiding PE

Being a teenager is fraught with being self conscious, yet in this digital age where image is everything teenagers are under a lot of pressure to be ‘perfect.’ The survey by the ‘Be Real Campaign’ suggests that schools could do more to combat this unrealistic expectation of […]

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A Quarter Of 11 To 16-Year-Olds Would Have Cosmetic Surgery To Improve Body Image. So what can YOU do to teach your kids to have a positive attitude?

As a new survey reveals that a quarter of 11 To 16-Year-Olds would have cosmetic surgery to improve their body image, what can YOU do to teach your kids to have a positive and healthy body image and body attitude? Half of girls and a third of […]

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Home Alone – When is OK?

I’m being interviewed on BBC Three Counties Radio BBC Radio Sheffield and BBC Radio Berkshire by Anne Diamond about when it is a safe time to leave children “Home Alone” Deciding if your child is ready to be left home alone can be a tricky decision. I […]

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What Every Child Needs for Good Mental Health.

Children’s Mental Health & Wellbeing is a hugely important subject with many key factors playing a part in helping children have strong mental health and overall positive wellbeing. Children’s Mental Health – What Is It? Mental health is the way the children think or feel about themselves […]

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Everyone knows that lullabies help babies sleep. But as a new study reveals they can also ease pain.

The traditional way to help babies fall off to sleep was to sing or hum a lullaby to them – there’s even a study conducted by a doctoral student from the Université de Montréal proving the efficiency of lullabies. Lullabies help lull babies to sleep for three […]

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Why the 8 hour ‘YouTube’ video of a vacuum cleaner which is designed to help babies sleep has over 3 million views

I was speaking about why babies like white noise to Malcolm on BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester. Happy babies love white noise, because it helps them calm down & relax quickly. White noise resembles sounds the baby heard in the womb, which has a calming effect. It […]

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Boys & Toys – Let’s Talk Guns!

Like many parents, you may be torn between allowing your kids to play with the toy guns they’re clearly drawn to, and fearing it’ll turn them into violent psychopaths. Why do kids—and boys, especially—gravitate towards guns? Studies show that boys and girls have different styles of play, especially between the […]

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Panicking about getting your kids into bed & ASLEEP as the clocks spring forward? Here are my Top 10 Tips.

10 Easy Ways To Prepare Your Children For When The Clocks Go Forward. The clocks spring forward this weekend which is great for feeling we are leaving the winter behind but it can play havoc with your child’s sleep routine. Just when you thought you’d cracked your […]

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Meet Charlie my new rescue dog & why pets are brilliant for the whole family.

I have always had pets. As a little girl I had a Shetland Sheepdog called ‘Misty’ who was my companion, friend and confidante for 13 years until he passed away. When my kids were little we had 3 dogs, 2 cats and the odd hamster, guinea pig […]

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The Baby Blogs Day 1. Pregnancy Preparations

Having a new baby is very exciting but your older child may worry about what all the changes may mean to them as for the last year or two they have probably been the centre of your universe. Pregnancy Preparations The first two years are what I call […]

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The Sue Atkins “In a minute!” Technique – taking the pain out of parenting.

I bet you’ve had your child ask you many times to read a book or play a game and I bet you’ve said, “In a minute.” This usually sets you up to forget the request and you may end up not doing what you told your child […]

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10 Tips for Keeping a Toddler Busy & Happy on a Plane.

We were on hols in South Africa and the little girl behind me could have done with some of these tips…….. ! I had to bite my tongue a few times on the long 12 hour flight !! So, you’ve packed the bags, cancelled the papers and are […]

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‘Talk To Me First’ – Getting Teens To Open Up To You.

I’ve been enjoying the fantastic weather and juggling writing with being a Butlin’s Redcoat for my own kids on holiday from school, and it got me thinking about the way I communicate with my kids. Communication can dry up during adolescence which is why people identify so […]

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