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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…

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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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What to do when they say “I’m BORED!” – let the BORED JAR do the talking!

  I get asked a great deal about what to do or say when the kids moan ‘I’m bored’ & I always suggest making a ‘I’m Bored Jar’ With lockdowns, holidays, working from home & hybrid working – it’s is the perfect time to put together […]

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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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Back to School Tips – Tip 2 ~ Simple Strategies To Get Out The Door Faster, Less Frazzled And Smiling First Thing In The Morning

Simple Strategies To Get Out The Door Faster, Less Frazzled And Smiling First Thing In The Morning Children thrive when they know what to expect and what they have to do. Implementing a morning routine will make them feel secure and prepared for the day ahead. Even […]

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Is your child a nose picker, a hair eater or a nail biter? Here are some ideas to help nip your kids’ anti social habits in the bud!

Kids can develop ­unsavoury habits. They usually save them for those special moments like when they’re with their grandparents or in the school nativity play. But experts say these seemingly unpleasant activities are part and parcel of growing up. In some cases, they can even be beneficial. […]

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Skip the Silent Treatment: Address Conflict with Connection.

Lots of us withdraw at the first sign of conflict, suppress things, withhold things & wait for people to figure out what’s wrong with us, like a mind reader, instead of just being honest about what’s going on. It’s more helpful to ask yourself: ‘What am I […]

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The Sue Atkins Parenting Show Named Best Educational Podcast 2021

I’m thrilled and delighted to announce that The Sue Atkins Parenting Show has been won the award of Best Educational Podcast of 2021 from Learning Ladders’ I was shortlisted alongside 46 other podcasts from a longlist of over 100 entries, for my dedication to providing useful, actionable […]

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Parenting in a Pandemic GIVEAWAY – worth £800

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues it’s really challenging to handle all the uncertainty – some of you may be able to return to work, some of you may have just had a baby during this isolating and stressful time, some of you may be stuck with a […]

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Tips For When Your Child Prefers One Parent Over Another.

            I was recently asked about this problem on my Parenting Podcast and while this can be quite hurtful if you are the parent who is being excluded, it is helpful to know that this is a phase and it will pass. […]

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CREATING A MEMORY JAR OF FAMILY MOMENTS TO REMEMBER.

For me, living is the little things. It’s noticing the small magic moments of the everyday. I was coming out of my hotel room on holiday recently as a taxi driver was proudly finishing off waxing his black Mercedes carrier. It gleamed in the hot sun & […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story To Ponder

“Response-ability” The magic of metaphor from my never ending notebook and everlasting pencil. “Response-ability” is a strange sort of word because it shows us that we all have a choice in the way we respond to the different situations and circumstances we find ourselves in. In most […]

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MY TOP 10 TIPS FOR DISNEY JUNIOR : HOW TO HELP YOUR LITTLE ONE BECOME MORE CONFIDENT

  As you know I do regular Facebook Live Parenting Hack Tea Parties for Disney Junior which is something I absolutely love doing answering all your niggles, worries or problems live every 1st Tuesday of the month over on Disney Junior UK at 11 am. The next […]

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Why The Simple Act Of Eating Together Is Important

  I am a real advocate of families sitting down and eating together as it creates a bond, a connection and makes life fun. Kids can chat about their day, their worries or just spend time with you, and you can share your life with them in […]

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How Failing Forward Will Make You A Great Parent

Here’s my article that was published on the Super Nanny website about how keeping positive can help you be a successful parent. One of my favourite parenting stories is about a famous research scientist who made several important medical breakthroughs. He was asked by a journalist why […]

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Are You Failing Enough?

  I often talk about “failing forward” when I am coaching parents and here is my article on “Failing” that was published on the Jo Frost Super Nanny site Many people are held back by a fear of failure. They hold the perspective that failure means they […]

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