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What’s wrong with Granny? Talking to your children about Dementia

    My children's Grandma has senile dementia and it has been sad to see this once incredibly active, kind and weekly golfing woman become a shadow of her former self. …

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What’s wrong with Granny? Talking to your children about Dementia

    My children’s Grandma has senile dementia and it has been sad to see this once incredibly active, kind and weekly golfing woman become a shadow of her former self. When I found out I Googled “Dementia” as my former husband had his head rather firmly in […]

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A hug is a brill gift – one size fits all ! ( Bit like a smile ! ) ~ Sue Atkins

A hug is a brill gift – one size fits all ! ( Bit like a smile ! ) ~ Sue Atkins

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The Sue Atkins Weekly Parenting Affirmation

Today is the start of a new day.    

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Moving House Made Easy – Top Tips To Tell The Kids

Top tips to move with children. “Will moving my 6 year to another town permanently damage her?” Here are some ideas to help 1. Take a some time to get really clear in your own mind about what you want to say to them to reassure them. […]

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Navigating Through Divorce Positively

“One day at a time – this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone: and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it […]

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How do YOU handle Christmas Family Fall Outs? Sure Fire Tips to Help.

  I was interviewed a couple of years ago on the Vanessa Feltz Show on BBC Radio London about the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle didn’t join the Queen for Christmas as they have chose to spend baby Archie’s first festive season away from Sandringham. […]

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Co-Parenting Over Christmas – Ideas to Help

I was delighted to have been interviewed about Co-Parenting over Christmas – often a tricky and stressful time for The Divorce Magazine. We focused on helping children of divorced parents’ during their first christmas and their life after divorce co -parenting. Click here to read and watch […]

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Cooking up a happy step family is like a slow burning casserole !

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 unrealistically positive stepfamily, such as the Brady Bunch. But real life is more complicated that either of those stepfamily models and stepchildren […]

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

  Children Learn What They Live If a child lives with criticism he learns to condemn. If a child lives with hostility he learns to fight. If a child lives with ridicule he learns to be shy. If a child lives with shame he learns to feel […]

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The Best Time To Talk Is Now.

  Whenever I begin the process of coaching parents, a mum, or a dad, or a family, they almost always say something like this after the first meeting ‘I/we should have started this conversation years ago. I/we have known ‘this’ was a problem for a long time […]

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Step Dad Advice – Bringing together two separate families is a process, not an event. It takes time and flexibility on everyone’s behalf to settle into new family relationships.

              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 my article on what the Americans call ‘Blended Families’ but what I like to call […]

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Creating a STRONG Step Family. Let’s Bust A Few Myths!

I’m delighted to be published in Dad Info a super website for Dads and Step Dads. Here’s my article. 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, the unrealistically positive stepfamily, the […]

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Step Dads – Who disciplines whose children?

I’ve been send this question from Dads Info a super website for Dads and Step Dads. Different parenting styles are causing our family friction, what can I do? One of the main problems within step families is who disciplines whose children… The simple thing is to sit down […]

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Sue Atkins has published some simple, inexpensive and practical Conversation Cards to help children and families talk about Divorce.

                        Divorce and Children: How to Answer Those Tough Questions Divorce is an extremely challenging, stressful and overwhelming time in family life and I have created, what I feel to be an incredibly important set of conversational cards, around supporting […]

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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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