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How to Get Your Adult Kids to Pay Their Share Of Household Bills

            I'm on BBC Radio Tees discussing the 3.3 million adults who have returned home to live with their parents.   Have your kids returned…

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How to Get Your Adult Kids to Pay Their Share Of Household Bills

            I’m on BBC Radio Tees discussing the 3.3 million adults who have returned home to live with their parents. Have your kids returned home and you are fed up with their lack of contributions to the household budget? […]

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Stranger Things: What Parents Need to Know

I’m discussing ‘Stranger Things’ on BBC Radio Suffolk this week and I will be asked: Do you have teenage children or grandchildren and do you know what they’re watching on their phones and screens on a daily basis? The drama “Stranger Things” launched in 2016, has 4 […]

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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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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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5 Year Olds Are Having Panic Attacks About Meeting Friends for Playdates After Repeated Covid Lockdowns.

I have been invited to speak on the Andrew Pierce podcast for The Daily Mail about this really distressing report. 5 Year Olds Are Having Panic Attacks about Meeting Friends for Playdates after Repeated Covid Lockdowns. Children as young as five are having panic attacks about meeting […]

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Here are 20 questions to ask your child to help support their wellbeing.

You may be really worried about the effects of living through a pandemic is having on your child’s wellbeing. Here are 20 questions to help These are challenging times for children. We need to stay connected with them without fussing. One simple way to connect is over […]

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Kids and Divorce : An Age By Age Guide To Help Parents

    I have been working with two families going through the process of divorcing and what has struck me is how the news that Mummy & Daddy are separating can vary depending on the age of the children. How the news hits a 3 year old […]

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“Me” time could be the best hours you give not only yourself but also your children!

  ”Me” time could be the best hours you give not only yourself but also your children! ~ Sue Atkins Being a mum is a wonderfully fulfilling, rewarding and joyful experience. But it can also be an exhausting, frustrating and overwhelming business too. As a mum […]

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Parenting Sunshine Using Your Head, Your Heart & Your Gut ☀️

Did you know you have three brains? Bet that surprised you! You might have read that Neuroscience now tells us that we each have three brains. The one we most often think about and pay attention to is the “head” or cephalic brain. The heart (cardiac) and a […]

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Feel like it’s Groundhog Day? Try The Point of Control Strategy

  It’s October we’re into the new Autumn season of darker days colder evenings & more of the same. Digging deep, juggling & surviving the last 18 months has turned into that constant sense of Groundhog Day like bland music on a loop in an elevator. Maybe […]

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Why R.A.I.N Can Help.

A couple of years ago, I discovered a 4-step mindfulness process that offers support for difficult days. It’s called RAIN (which is an acronym for the 4 steps of the process). Here are the 4 steps in brief R ☔️ Recognise – what is happening. A ☔️ Allow – […]

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What Happened To Sarah Everard Could Have So Easily Have Happened To My Daughter

  My daughter lives in Clapham Common. She walks, runs, socialises & loves the buzz of living in the area where I was born & went to school. She’s 26 and has been distressed, anxious & angry about what’s happened & when I went to have lunch […]

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