School Age

Check out the blogs, videos and podcasts by me all related to School Age.

Featured Blog

The Fun & Importance of Soft Play.

Whilst your school-aged children are back into their new term routines, it’s time to focus on your toddlers & pre-schoolers. If you don’t want to do a big family day…

Read more

Featured Video

Parenting Made Easy

in School Age

Blog

The Fun & Importance of Soft Play.

Whilst your school-aged children are back into their new term routines, it’s time to focus on your toddlers & pre-schoolers. If you don’t want to do a big family day out and are looking to save some pennies this time of year, play centres are the best […]

Read more
Blog

5 Simple Ways to Engage Children with Autism in Active Play.

As a parent of a child with additional needs you are probably very aware, and focused, on developing their social & verbal skills but one very important aspect to balance is your child’s physical activity too. Lots of parents I work with, or parents who chat in […]

Read more
Blog

What Children Worry About According to Their Age & What to Do to Help.

We aren’t the only ones who struggle with fear, worry, anxiety & stress – children do, too. Research suggests that children’s concerns tend to differ & vary according to their age groups, or their stages of development. As any parent knows, children vary in their personalities, temperament […]

Read more
Blog

Topic of The Month – Moving To Secondary School Confidently

  Children are about to move onto secondary schools in a few weeks. Perhaps your child is one of them. This is a time of great change for a child and for the family as a whole as this transition is a time of growth, learning and […]

Read more
Blog

Back to School – My 8 Top Tips for the Morning Routines

Simple Strategies To Get Out The Door Faster, Less Frazzled And Smiling First Thing In The Morning As we are mid Summer holidays, a lot of parents will be starting to think about their kids going back to school in September so am sharing my My Top Tips […]

Read more
Blog

Why saying ‘Sorry’ doesn’t always teach your children anything

“Sorry seems to be the hardest word,” sang Elton John & it is only 5 small little letters that can have a BIG impact from Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey to politicians the world over but why is a genuine apology important and how do we go deeper […]

Read more
Blog

Back To School Bedtimes

We are fast approaching the time of year again when kids and families are getting ready for the New School Year Along with buying the new pencil case and lunchbox lots of parents are looking for ways to help their kids get the proper sleep they need […]

Read more
Blog

Why we all love Geraint Thomas! The Psychological & Social Benefits of Sport for Kids That Have Nothing to Do With Winning!

I was recently sent in a question from Aled Davies from Pontypool, South Wales for my ‘Don’t Stew – Ask Sue’ feature on my Sue Atkins Parenting Show podcast. LINK ‘Dear Sue, my son really wants to get a bike as he’s been inspired by Geraint Thomas […]

Read more
Blog

Helping to boost school readiness among young children by encouraging parents to read and learn with them at home. My TOP TIPS.

‘Simply put, reading aloud to your children will positively affect them for the rest of their lives ‘ ~ Sue Atkins They say it takes a village & I believe we can ALL make deposits in their lives of our children by reading with and to them. It’s […]

Read more
Blog

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 […]

Read more
Top