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Why Dads Matter in Divorce

I recently attended an event  at The House of Commons called 'Supporting families through separation' & I'm also working with a very sad, distressed and rather defeated Dad going through a…

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Getting Your Messy Teenager To Pull Their Weight!

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” ~ Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790, Scientist, Publisher and Diplomat Do you feel like you’re always wading knee-deep through your teenager’s piles […]

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Why Dads Matter in Divorce

I recently attended an event at The House of Commons called ‘Supporting families through separation’ & I’m also working with a very sad, distressed and rather defeated Dad going through a divorce and I have been supporting him by championing him, believing in him, and encouraging him to […]

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Is Lembit Opik too old to be a Dad at 52?

Today I joined politician Lembit Opik, who was famously engaged to one of the Cheeky Girls, on his BBC Radio Kent Show as he has revealed he is to have a child with a Bulgarian lawyer at the age of 52. The ex-Lib Dem MP made the announcement […]

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The Importance of Father-Child Bonding

I was recently discussing the new Paternity Leave for Dads on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester & here is my article published in the Indian Magazine Kids Stop Press about the importance of Dads bonding with their new born babies. Today, we have a special guest writing […]

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THE POWER OF DAD

It’s Father’s Day here in the UK and I always miss my wonderful Dad as he was just such a wonderful person, charismatic, kind, thoughtful, funny and great, great fun. From my Dad I learnt my values, my confidence, my tenacity. From my Dad I learnt compassion, […]

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Father’s Day for Divorced Dads – Tips for Enjoying It.

Father’s Day weekend is upon us, and whether you feel it’s all just a marketing gimmick it’s still important to take time out to celebrate, but for many divorced dads, the day can serve as a tough reminder of the most painful loss or saddest change from […]

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How to Get Your Child to Stop Sleeping in Your Bed.

Getting your child to stop sleeping in your bed can be a hard habit to break. While lots of parents love to have the kids, all jumping in and cuddling up on a Saturday morning, night after night of interrupted sleep isn’t funny for anyone. The flaying […]

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How to Bulletproof Your Kids Against Bullying.

I was bullied when I first started in Secondary School aged 11 & I developed Alopecia, where chunks of my hair fell out, due to the stress of not telling anyone about it. One night my Dad came in to kiss me goodnight & found me crying. […]

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The Sue Atkins Weekly Parenting Affirmation

Positive affirmations have become really popular, especially on social media. You’ve probably seen lots of Instagram, Twitter and Facebook posts that use positive affirmations to inspire you. But what are these magic words that claim to transform your confidence? There’s actually a great deal of science to back […]

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As Predators Flock To Teen App Snapchat. Here’s How To Keep Your Kids Safe.

In today’s Sunday Times newspaper there is a disturbing report that reveals that predators flock to teen app Snapchat, as a ‘haven’ for child abuse. Police are investigating three cases of child exploitation a day linked to the app, but messages that self-destruct are allowing groomers to […]

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