Sue's Parenting Blog

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!

24th April 2024
Growing up,  I used to love going to Ireland for my Summer holidays and playing with all of my cousins, where kids of all ages...
23rd April 2024
Do you think phones have ruined family togetherness? In today’s digital age, smartphones have become a hugely integral part of our daily lives. These devices...
22nd April 2024
Smartphones and Apps for Toddlers: Why It’s Not a Good Idea In today’s digital age, smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives,...
20th April 2024
In today’s digital age, smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives. While they offer numerous benefits to us as adults, giving toddlers...
17th April 2024
  There is a “definitive link” between smacking children and behavioural difficulties, a new study has found. Researchers at University College London, who reviewed 20 years of research on the topic, found that physical punishment is...
15th April 2024
I’m pondering the problem of kids + #socialmedia As a society, we can take collective actions to encourage kids to stay off social media by...
14th April 2024
Talking to Children About the Attacks in the Middle East In today’s interconnected world, children are often exposed to news about global events, including conflicts...
12th April 2024
Bringing a rainbow baby into the world is a journey filled with a unique blend of joy, hope, and apprehension. After experiencing the loss of...
10th April 2024
You know you thought having the ‘Birds & Bees’ talk was difficult? – try having it these days as digital tech has transformed sexual culture....
7th April 2024
“In a digital world where the landscape is ever-changing, parental digital literacy isn’t just a choice; it’s a responsibility to equip ourselves with the knowledge...
7th April 2024
‘In the digital age, teaching children digital literacy is like teaching them to swim – an essential skill to navigate the vast ocean of information...
7th April 2024
If you have time I highly, highly recommend watching or listening to this absolutely fascinating  parliamentary evidence on screen time, digital poverty and education, with...
4th April 2024
Managing a child’s smartphone use can be challenging, but there are several strategies you can use to ensure your child’s safety and well-being even if...
4th April 2024
  Smartphones have become an integral part of modern life, offering a multitude of benefits that enhance communication, productivity, entertainment, and convenience. Here’s just a...
3rd April 2024
As new parents, the arrival of a baby brings with it a whirlwind of joy, excitement, and yes, a fair share of sleepless nights! In...