Category: Step Families

24th May 2023
  I was speaking on BBC radio about a new piece of research around mental health and stepfamilies. What struck me as unhelpful & laden...
20th May 2023
My husband is in Ireland visiting his Mum’s grave with his 94 year old Dad. Judy died during the pandemic , not due to Covid...
5th April 2023
Top tips to move house with children. “Will moving my 6 year to another town permanently damage her?” Here are some ideas to help 1....
9th February 2023
Stepfamilies have a bad image. Think of Snow White’s jealous stepmother or Cinderella’s ugly sisters or at the other end of the spectrum, picture the...
31st January 2023
  To help you navigate the journey through Divorce I’ve recently launched a new series of free Divorce videos called  Divorce Step by Step. The Divorce...
31st January 2023
 “One day at a time – this is enough.” ~ Ida Scott Taylor 1820-1915, Author   Click here to buy The Divorce Journal for Kids...
26th January 2023
Parents Promise Every year, an estimated 280,000 children, a similar number to the size of the population of Newcastle, experience family separation. It’s one of...
11th January 2023
Life long teenage sweethearts are an endangered species according to findings which turns the spotlight on the differences between the generations apparently. “Childhood Sweetheart”  conjures...
10th January 2023
I’m delighted to have been invited to write some articles for Dad Info – a wonderful website for Dads and Step Dads. Today here is...
7th January 2023
There are a few things we already know about 2023: the cost of living crisis is going to affect almost everything we do, particularly for...
27th September 2022
    How and when we choose to talk to our children can have a profound affect on their future happiness. When I work with...
29th May 2022
A hug is a brill gift – one size fits all ! ( Bit like a smile ! ) ~ Sue Atkins
30th April 2022
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13th August 2021
  Children Learn What They Live If a child lives with criticism he learns to condemn. If a child lives with hostility he learns to...
16th July 2021
  Whenever I begin the process of coaching parents, a mum, or a dad, or a family, they almost always say something like this after...