Category: Smacking

26th January 2023
Being a positive parent isn’t any harder than being a negative parent! It just takes a quick shift in your thinking and attitude. Here’s the...
3rd August 2022
                The Traffic Lights, the Pause Button and the Scales Techniques  We all get some physical signs when...
15th June 2022
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,...
29th May 2022
            I was reading an article on LinkedIn by Jonathan Phelan a Wellbeing & Resilience author & speaker who was listening...
21st April 2022
As France bans parents from hitting their children & England  discusses it. The debate rages on…. If you have just entered into a disciplinary arms...
28th February 2022
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...
6th January 2022
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...
30th June 2021
  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...
14th June 2021
  There has been much talk and research around emotional intelligence and emotional literacy that suggests they lead to better health, higher academic achievement and...
13th June 2021
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,...
26th April 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...
5th January 2021
  As regularly readers know I was a Deputy Head and Class Teacher for 25 years and have brought up 2 kids so I know...
15th December 2020
? ? Well the cat can come out of the bag ! ? I’ve been filming ? with Billie Faiers & Greg Shepherd from The Mummy Diaries for Disney...
13th October 2020
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...
13th August 2020
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...