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The 6 P’s of Perfect Speech.

As a public speaker I often take a few minutes after a presentation to think about how it went. There are the 6 Ps of presentation skills – pace, pitch,…

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The 6 P’s of Perfect Speech.

As a public speaker I often take a few minutes after a presentation to think about how it went. There are the 6 Ps of presentation skills – pace, pitch, power, pronunciation, passion and, perhaps the most powerful of all – pause. This got me pondering today […]

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What’s wrong with Granny? Talking to your children about Dementia

    My children’s Grandma has senile dementia and it has been sad to see this once incredibly active, kind and weekly golfing woman become a shadow of her former self. When I found out I Googled “Dementia” as my former husband had his head rather firmly in […]

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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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‘Talking & Teaching’ Toddlers about Nature Starts With Us.

‘’When one tugs at a single thing in nature, one finds it attached to the rest of the world.” John Muir ‘Talking & Teaching’ Toddlers about Nature starts with us. Here’s some simple ideas to help: 🌱 Nature is what we see and feel around us. 🌱Nature […]

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Activities to build self-esteem in kids – Tip 4

  Self-esteem is your child’s passport to lifetime mental health and social happiness It’s the foundation of your child’s well-being and their key to success as an adult. At all ages, how you feel about yourself affects how you act and one simple way to build self […]

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The Sue Atkins Parent Question

  As a new report shows that TV adverts encourage children to guzzle fizzy drinks rather than water, this week’s question for you to ponder is: Just for this week how can I cut down on my child’s sugar intake ?    

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The Sue Atkins Sunday Saying – A Cup of Positivi- tea

“When we listen with the intent to understand others, rather than with the intent to reply, we begin true communication and relationship building. Opportunities to then speak openly and to be understood come much more naturally and easily. ~Stephen Covey Life can be complicated, but happiness…is simple. […]

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A hug is a brill gift – one size fits all ! ( Bit like a smile ! ) ~ Sue Atkins

A hug is a brill gift – one size fits all ! ( Bit like a smile ! ) ~ Sue Atkins

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Tips for ‘Talking & Teaching’ Your Children about Terrorism, Shootings & Handling the News

  The terrible news of the innocent shootings of elementary children & their teacher in the USA again today has tragically raised how we cope as parents with news coverage & helping our children feel safe. Here are some ideas I wrote after the Manchester bombing that […]

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15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 2

” You’re special because …..” 15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 1        

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15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 3

“I’m so proud of you”     15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 1 15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 2      

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15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 4

“It’s OK to make mistakes!”     15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 1 15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 2 15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 3      

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15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 5

“You’re great fun to be with!”   15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 1   15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 2   15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 3   15 great things to tell your kids […]

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15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 6

“I love listening to you so…..tell me more”   15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 1   15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 2   15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 3   15 great things to tell […]

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15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 7

    This one is very special to me as it the one my Dad taught me 🙂 “Life is what you make it ! ”   15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 1   15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 2 […]

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