Parenting in a Pandemic

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‘But I don’t want to go!’ – making sure your child does spend time with their other parent after divorce.

One of the hardest things you will have to do as a divorced parent is to encourage your children to go with your ex when they don't want to go,…

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‘But I don’t want to go!’ – making sure your child does spend time with their other parent after divorce.

One of the hardest things you will have to do as a divorced parent is to encourage your children to go with your ex when they don’t want to go, particularly as they turn into teens and want to spend more time with their friends. But as […]

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6 Steps to Future-Proof Your Workforce

Strong, resilient, dedicated, hard working, creative, caring, reliable, multitalented, team player: These are just some of the words to describe a working parent in your organisation. Balancing the roles of parent, employee, taxi driver, teacher, chef, housekeeper, counsellor, Summer Holiday Butlin’s Red Coat entertainer, loving partner & […]

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Co-Parenting Over Christmas – Ideas to Help

                I was delighted to have been interviewed about Co-Parenting over Christmas – often a tricky and stressful time for The Divorce Magazine. We focused on helping children of divorced parents’ during their first christmas and their life after divorce […]

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Giving Presence.

One of the highlights of Christmas for me is getting together with family & friends & eating Christmas dinner together at 5pm. Sitting round the beautifully shiny table decorated with holly & candles talking, laughing & sharing stories & time together. Eating at 5pm became a simple […]

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Sue Atkins Sunday Saying: A Cup of Positivi-tea: Your Presence.

Your children need your presence more than your presents. ~Unknown    

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Tips for Teaching Your Baby To Comfort Themselves So They Fall Asleep.

            The Importance of Teaching Your Baby To Self-Soothe. Can you imagine how you’d feel if your little one year old baby fell asleep quickly and easily on their own? Then imagine your baby, despite waking up in the middle of the […]

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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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Activities to Build Self-Esteem With Kids – Tip 3

  Siblings without rivalry! Sibling rivalry has always had a bad press – think of Cain slaughtering Abel and Joseph being thrown down the well and sold by his brothers because they were jealous of his beautiful multi coloured coat! Sibling rivalry can apply to any […]

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Is your child a hopeless screen-ager?

  Children today are growing up with computers, Gameboys, Play Stations, X-boxes and Wii’s. They are the generation of screenagers. But what does this mean to your child’s development? Well, it means that your child will: be strongly visual and think in pictures be literal as opposed […]

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‘There’s Nothing to Do!’

It’s the Summer hols and unless you are happy to dust off and dry clean your Butlin’s Red Coat ready to entertain the kids full time here are some simple ideas from Huffington Post Parents blog 🙂 Now that it’s summer, my 9-year-old son is constantly complaining […]

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It’s the Summer Hols – do you leave your kids ‘Home Alone?’

As schools break up for the holidays, a children’s charity is urging parents to think carefully before leaving children home alone over the summer. I’m speaking on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester about leaving children alone. It’s a difficult problem as there is no firm law around […]

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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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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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