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In need of some quick tips? Here’s my Traffic Lights, Pause Button and Scales Techniques

                The Traffic Lights, the Pause Button and the Scales Techniques  We all get some physical signs when we are getting wound up…

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In need of some quick tips? Here’s my Traffic Lights, Pause Button and Scales Techniques

                The Traffic Lights, the Pause Button and the Scales Techniques We all get some physical signs when we are getting wound up or stressed, so it’s helpful to teach your kids to recognise their own signs. I use the […]

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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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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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‘The Alternative To Smacking’ Checklist.

As France bans parents from hitting their children & England discusses it. The debate rages on…. If you have just entered into a disciplinary arms race with your kids, then smacking is NOT the answer. Parenting doesn’t have to be a battle. Using positive discipline, you CAN […]

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The Behaviour Blogs Part 1 ~ Do You Find Disciplining Your Children Difficult? Look No Further!

Do you find disciplining your children difficult? The funny thing about discipline is you only really notice it when it’s not there. As a former Deputy Head and teacher for 22 years I’ve seen loads of perfectly well behaved kids -who I’ve been teaching all day -run […]

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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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‘I was smacked as a child and it didn’t do me any harm’ – is a MYTH. Read WHY!

  There is a “definitive link” between smacking children and behavioural difficulties, a new study has found. Researchers at University College London, who reviewed 20 years of research on the topic, found that physical punishment is not effective in improving children’s behaviour, and instead makes it worse. I have been on Channel 5 News, GB News, TalkRadio and interviewed […]

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Helping Children Develop Emotional Literacy & Self Regulation

  There has been much talk and research around emotional intelligence and emotional literacy that suggests they lead to better health, higher academic achievement and stronger relationships. I believe the skills of emotional intelligence are learned — and parents are the best people to teach them to […]

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What If There’s Absolutely Nothing Wrong With Your Toddler Throwing A Tantrum?

Toddlers are brilliant. Aren’t they? They live in the present moment. But, perhaps they’re also the most misunderstood humans on the planet. Perhaps as parents, we have forgotten what it’s like to be a toddler. To be small and dependent. To be constantly learning. To feel only […]

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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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How Do I Cope With School Closures and Homeschooling.

  As regularly readers know I was a Deputy Head and Class Teacher for 25 years and have brought up 2 kids so I know about the ups and downs of having children. But this is a time of unprecedented challenge and change. Children have been sent […]

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Thrilled to have filmed with Billie Faiers and Greg Shepherd from The Mummy Diaries – my advice about Temper Tantrums

 ? Well the cat can come out of the bag ! ? I’ve been filming ? with Billie Faiers & Greg Shepherd from The Mummy Diaries for Disney Junior UK in a parenting series covering temper tantrums, morning routines, self esteem to bedtime routines all BURSTING with my practical & […]

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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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The Behaviour Blogs ~ Part 9 ~ If You Don’t Set Boundaries For Your Kids Who Will?

The gift of self discipline Kids who are taught through loving, fair discipline are happier, feel more secure, do better at school, don’t go off the rails so easily with drugs or drink and negotiate and function in the world far more easily. Without rules and parental […]

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The Behaviour Blogs Part 8 ~ Influence Your Kids Rather Than Control Them

As a former Deputy Head and class teacher for over 25 years I discovered that it was my job to inspire kids to behave for the right reasons. Giving stickers, giving my weekly trophy and giving lots of positive praise did over time influence the children I […]

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