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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Parenting Story – Knowing Where to Tap

Here’s my Wednesday story  from my never-ending  notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil. Knowing Where to Tap At the end of the 19th century a wealthy mill owner was sick…

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Parenting Story – Knowing Where to Tap

Here’s my Wednesday story from my never-ending notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil. Knowing Where to Tap At the end of the 19th century a wealthy mill owner was sick with worry as his steam boiler lay broken and his workers were standing idle. Time was money […]

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Activities to build self-esteem in kids – Tip 1

  Activities to build self-esteem in kids #1 Talking With and Talking At Your Kids There has been lots of research on family communication that has repeatedly confirmed that we spend very little time actually talking with our children (less than 20 minutes a day ) and […]

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HELP – It’s the Horrible Homework Hour!

They’re home, they’re fed, the telly’s off and now it’s the Homework Horror Hour! A recent survey carried out by the Government’s “Get On” Campaign reveals that 7 in 10 parents are wary of helping their children with their homework and are finding it increasingly difficult to […]

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The Sue Atkins Parent Question.

If I were to give you an extra hour a day, what would you do with it? Every week, on a Monday, I post a Parent Coaching Question for you to ponder. Save it on your phone to see each morning to get you thinking, or pop […]

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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 knowing that: you like yourself. you think you’re […]

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These Top 10 Questions Will Increase Your Child’s Self Esteem Quickly & Easily.

I have been working with a family with a little girl of 6 and we have been looking at helping her parents ask more ‘Open-ended questions’ to develop her independence, creativity and confidence. Questions are a natural part of our conversations. They help us exchange information and […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Parenting Story to Ponder

  Here’s today’s story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil. The Keys A woman is out walking one night and comes upon another woman down on her knees looking for something under a streetlamp. The passerby inquires as to what the other woman is […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Parenting Story – The 99 Club

Every Wednesday I post an inspiring, thought provoking story for you to reflect on. I have been posting them for many years and today’s story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil is called the 99 Club The 99 Club “Once upon a time, there lived a […]

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Practical Tips on How to RESPOND Rather Than REACT. My Pause Button Technique

            Much of our lives is spent in reaction to others and to events around us. The problem is that these reactions might not always be the best course of action, and as a result, they can make our children, ourselves and […]

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The Birds & Bees – Talking to Your Kids about …Sex!

I was interviewed a while back by LBC Radio in London about talking to kids about sex The inevitable “birds and the bees” talk is one that lots of parents I coach often put off for as long as possible. But learning about sexuality is a normal […]

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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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Be Your Own Cheerleader 📣

Let’s be honest life can be really hard at the best of times, but it’s even tougher at the moment. So wouldn’t it be great if you could hire a professional cheerleader just to follow you around all day and cheer you on? Someone that kept telling […]

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The Sue Atkins Sunday Saying – a cup of positivi-tea

  Here’s a favourite quote of mine by Brian Dyson the Chairman of Coca Cola from 1959-1994 “Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends, and spirit – and you’re keeping all of […]

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The Sue Atkins Parent Question

If not now, then when? Every week, on a Monday, I post a Parent Coaching Question for you to ponder. Save it on your phone to see each morning to get you thinking, or pop it up on the fridge in the kitchen to pause to ponder […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Parenting Story – If you’re good to life, life will be good to you.

      Here’s today’s story from my never ending notebook and ever lasting coloured pencil ! If you’re good to life, life will be good to you. The Master looked into the face of the young monk,and behind the eyes he could read that the boy’s […]

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