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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. …

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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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‘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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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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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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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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The Sue Atkins Weekly Parent Question.

What do I need to change in order to have no regrets?

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How to Give your Child the Gift of Self Esteem

                The most important gift you can give your child is the gift of self esteem. Self-esteem is how you rate yourself deep down. It is a belief and a confidence in your own ability and value. It’s a gentle […]

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How Kids Learn to Play: The 6 Different Stages of Play Development & Why You Need To Know Them!

  ‘Play with me!’ You may be a parent who loves to play with your kids, or you may be a parent who dreads hearing this refrain and then you suffer pangs of guilt for the rest of the day! Play is all about having fun! Any […]

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The Sue Atkins Weekly Parenting Affirmation

Today is the start of a new day.    

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What age should your child stop sleeping in your bed?

            Getting your child to stop sleeping in your bed can be a hard habit to break. While lots of parents love to have the kids, all jumping in and cuddling up on a Saturday morning, night after night of interrupted sleep […]

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The Power of the Sleep Fairy!

  The Power of the Sleep Fairy! Do your children wake you up multiple times in the night? Do you lay down with your children in their bed until they finally fall asleep? Have your children’s sleep habits driven you to the point of madness and exhaustion? […]

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5 Practical Tips to Help Your Child Adjust to Family Change During Divorce.

How the news hits a three-year-old is very different to how a 15-year-old understands and reacts to the news – that’s why it’s important to include your teenager in your discussions around your contact arrangements where it feels appropriate, to avoid resentment building up between all of […]

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Panicking about getting your kids into bed & ASLEEP as the clocks spring forward? Here are my Top 10 Tips.

10 Easy Ways To Prepare Your Children For When The Clocks Go Forward. The clocks spring forward which is great for feeling we are leaving the winter behind but it can play havoc with your child’s sleep routine. Just when you thought you’d cracked your toddler or […]

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Toddlers, Sleep and A Sense of Humour !

Sleep Almost all babies have erratic sleep patterns to begin with, which most parents expect, and just when you thought you’d got them into some sort of rhythm and pattern…. things change! It’s very common for toddlers to start waking up in the night when they had […]

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