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Coping With Bereavement With Children.

For many children their first real experience with loss happens when a pet dies. When a well loved pet dies, children need consolation, love, support and affection more than complicated…

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Coping With Bereavement With Children.

For many children their first real experience with loss happens when a pet dies. When a well loved pet dies, children need consolation, love, support and affection more than complicated medical explanations. They need to have their feelings understood and validated. Their reactions will depend on their […]

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Holidaying with teens – 10 things you can ALL do!

  We’ve just come back from our hols in Spain and we all had brilliant time so here are some of my top tips for enjoying not surviving your Summer Hols with your teenage kids. 1. Daydream and visualise it going well. Spend just 5 minutes a […]

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Have You Pressed Your Family ‘Reset Button’ Due to Living Through The Pandemic?

So, families have experienced something unique. Being locked down together all day, all week & all month has created new models of family dynamics and new patterns of interaction that will become the new normal. Some families will have found the experience to be exhausting & challenging […]

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Recovering From The Pandemic Using ‘Tapping’ – the New Therapy for the 21st Century

  Today I was working in a school doing my Confidence Classes for Kids Workshop and a child told me he had be mauled by 6 dogs when he was 3 and had scars around his eyes to show me. I regularly use my Emotional Freedom Technique […]

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How to Talk to Children about Shootings: An Age-by-Age Guide.

  We’re all looking for ways to explain something that’s impossible to explain—because we don’t understand it and talking about terrorism/ shootings is different from other frightening or unsettling news, because it’s very different from a natural disaster. Even as adults we are unprepared for random and […]

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The Sue Atkins Sunday Saying – a cup of positivi-tea

You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back. ~William D. Tammeus    

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Handling ‘The News’ With Children.

  I’ve recently had two children referred to me who have a fear of being shot by a terrorist after watching the news about the terrible attack on Ukraine The problem with 24/7 News coverage is that it blows out of proportion the amount of bad things […]

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Books to Help Children Grieve the Death of a Pet.

  We love our pets – we have 3 dogs & 2 cats & have loved & lost other beloved dogs & cats as our kids grew up. No matter what your age, losing a pet is hard. For many kids, though, the death of a pet […]

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Why R.A.I.N Can Help.

A couple of years ago, I discovered a 4-step mindfulness process that offers support for difficult days. It’s called RAIN (which is an acronym for the 4 steps of the process). Here are the 4 steps in brief R ☔️ Recognise – what is happening. A ☔️ Allow – […]

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What Happened To Sarah Everard Could Have So Easily Have Happened To My Daughter

  My daughter lives in Clapham Common. She walks, runs, socialises & loves the buzz of living in the area where I was born & went to school. She’s 26 and has been distressed, anxious & angry about what’s happened & when I went to have lunch […]

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The Best Time To Talk Is Now.

  Whenever I begin the process of coaching parents, a mum, or a dad, or a family, they almost always say something like this after the first meeting ‘I/we should have started this conversation years ago. I/we have known ‘this’ was a problem for a long time […]

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Books Featuring Limb Difference

Since I started #TheSueAtkinsBookClub I’ve been keen to offer lesser known authors a platform & also to offer a wide range of diversity so all children can see themselves in the stories and books. Susan Brownrigg, author of Gracie Fairshaw and the Mysterious Guest has picked some recommended […]

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How do you support a child who has lost a parent?

Children and young people grieve just as much as adults but they show it in different ways. They learn how to grieve by copying the responses of the adults around them, and rely on adults to provide them with the support they need in their grief. How […]

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‘Unmoored’ is the best way I can describe it as children feel adrift from their routines, their Granny & grapple with uncertainty

I have been asked to contribute to Education World India about the impact online learning has had on children. Here are my thoughts: With the sudden halt to in-person learning, many students have missed their friends, yearned to be out of the house, developed erratic sleep habits […]

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This Thanksgiving, many of our hearts are filled not only with gratitude but also with grief.

 This has been a devastating and challenging year for humanity. This Thanksgiving, many of our hearts are filled not only with gratitude but also with grief. Grief for the multitude of devastating losses caused by COVID-19 and for not being able to be with friends and […]

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