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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…

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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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Try This Simple Technique – A Smile Is A Curve That Puts A Lot Of Things Straight !

            I was reading an article on LinkedIn by Jonathan Phelan a Wellbeing & Resilience author & speaker who was listening to a fascinating programme on Radio 4 about communication. The interviewee reflected on how she trained police negotiators. One point she made […]

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The Sue Atkins Weekly Parent Affirmation.

I am patient, kind and understanding.

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Do You Know YOUR Parenting Style?

There is always a lot of debate about how much ‘Nature’ versus ‘Nurture’ influences in raising happy, confident, well-balanced kids with great self esteem and strong mental health and I have written about this in more detail in my Raising Happy Children For Dummies book but there’s […]

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The Behaviour Blogs Part 1 ~ Do You Find Disciplining Your Children Difficult? Look No Further!

Do you find disciplining your children difficult? The funny thing about discipline is you only really notice it when it’s not there. As a former Deputy Head and teacher for 22 years I’ve seen loads of perfectly well behaved kids -who I’ve been teaching all day -run […]

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#TipsandScripts: Praise Makes Kids Feel Precious

#ScriptsandTips Praise can boost good feelings and increase motivation. It can inspire your children to be more cooperative, persistent, and hard-working. Praise nurtures your child’s self esteem & self confidence. So give your kids a gift today & look for ways to praise them.

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#TipsandScripts: Change ‘If’ to ‘When’ & Transform Your Home Harmony!

#TipsandScripts One really simple tip I use with lots of parents I coach is to change ‘If….’ to ‘When….’ So instead of saying: ‘If you brush yourself teeth you can have story’ Say: ‘When you’ve brushed your teeth you can choose a story’ Voila! Simple, quick & […]

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The Sue Atkins Camcorder Technique

I’ve been coaching a lovely Mum who’s been finding her 13 year old daughter very challenging recently with her attitude and it got me thinking about the power of our emotions which can either create or break the connections of family harmony. As a parent you probably […]

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How to Handle Anger More Positively With Your Kids.

Everyone gets angry with their kids at some time or another – it’s normal – it’s healthy. Kids know just what buttons to push and they push them! It helps to accept that anger is an honest emotion, but it’s what you choose to do with your […]

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How to Raise Highly Happy, Confident, Resilient Kids: 7 Questions to Ask Every Day

How to Raise Highly Happy, Confident, Resilient Kids: 7 Questions to Ask Every Day I remember when I wrote my first book Raising Happy Children For Dummies having to write at the end of the book ‘Ten Things to Do Every Single Day as a Parent.’ It […]

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Co-parenting Advice During a Christmas Coronavirus.

Dear Sue I’m worried about possible lock downs again as I’m recently divorced. My kids are still reeling from the changes but adding this awful Coronavirus into the mix is freaking me out. What is your advice? Liz Jackson, New Addington, Surrey Most parents will have been […]

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The Best 9 Parenting Gift Ideas This Christmas

    Sue’s Alternative to the ‘Naughty Step’ The ‘Easy Peasy – Lemon Squeezy Button’ is suitable for kids of all ages & allows you to record and playback 40 seconds of yourself saying ‘That was Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy’ via the built-in microphone and speaker – […]

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In need of some quick tips? Here’s my Traffic Lights, Pause Button and Scales Techniques

                The Traffic Lights, the Pause Button and the Scales Techniques We all get some physical signs when we are getting wound up or stressed, so it’s helpful to teach your kids to recognise their own signs. I use the […]

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Practical Tips on How to RESPOND Rather Than REACT. My Pause Button Technique

  Much of our lives is spent in reaction to others and to events around us. The problem is that these reactions might not always be the best course of action, and as a result, they can make our children, ourselves and those around us unhappy, and […]

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How To Tame Your Temper!

  Everyone gets angry with their kids at some time or another – it’s normal – it’s healthy. Kids know just what buttons to push and they push them! It helps to accept that anger is an honest emotion, but it’s what you choose to do with […]

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