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Relieving Prom Pressure!

  The concept of prom originated in the Victorian era when young people would get dressed up and “promenade” in their finest clothing in front of their friends and peers.…

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Relieving Prom Pressure!

  The concept of prom originated in the Victorian era when young people would get dressed up and “promenade” in their finest clothing in front of their friends and peers. Through the years, promenade was abbreviated to “prom” and thus, the big deal began. Young people, feel […]

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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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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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What is Emotional Freedom Technique Or “Tapping” And How Can It Help Your Parenting?

What is EFT? Emotional Freedom Technique is the new therapy for the 21st century as it is a very safe way to get rid of anxiety, stress, and feelings of guilt and overwhelm that lots of parents suffer from. It is based on tapping different Chinese meridian […]

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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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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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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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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 1

  “I love you no matter what.”

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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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