Teenagers

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Why I think kids ARE becoming addicted to technology – & why as parents it’s child abuse NOT to put boundaries around their use.

“It’s not a drug, but it may as well be”: Expert opinions on whether kids are addicted to tech. Most people associate the word “addiction” with problems like gambling, alcoholism…

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Why I think kids ARE becoming addicted to technology – & why as parents it’s child abuse NOT to put boundaries around their use.

“It’s not a drug, but it may as well be”: Expert opinions on whether kids are addicted to tech. Most people associate the word “addiction” with problems like gambling, alcoholism or drug abuse. But look at a child bent intently over the electric-blue glow of a smartphone, […]

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Banning Children From The Internet is like ‘Child Abuse’ claims Sociologist. Do You Agree ?

I am on BBC Radio Tees today discussing this news story – which will be interesting! When it comes to children and screen time, parents have conflicting views. While some would argue that allowing young kids to spend hours on digital devices – such as smartphones, tablets […]

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It Takes a Village. How Parenting Around The World Differs.

You’ve read all the parenting books. You regularly attended parenting classes. You are an active member on your child’s PTA. You’ve watched Super Nanny a hundred times, so you consider yourself a well-informed and conscientious parent. But have you ever considered that perhaps despite there being certain […]

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Do you know what ‘Upskirting Is? Well, it’s a good idea to talk to your kids about it…… find out more here if you’ve never heard of it….

Have you heard of ‘Upskirting?’ Well, neither had I until I read about it in the Huffington Post. Girls are being forced to wear shorts under their school skirts to stop boys taking upskirting photos, a teachers’ leader has claimed. Dr Mary Bousted, president of the Association […]

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Here are 5 reasons why excessive gaming is BAD for your kids.

If I had a £1 for every parent who’s said to me, ‘I don’t know how to get them off their games Sue – it’s just so hard.’ I’d be a rich woman! I’m being interviewed on BBC Radio Essex tomorrow speaking to a mum whose two kids […]

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Are you battling Your Child’s Addiction To ‘Fortnight?’ Here are my top tips.

The NSPCC and O2 have launched new advice for parents of young people playing the multiplayer action survival game Fortnite: Battle Royale. It comes amid concerns over a function in Fortnite which automatically allows users to speak to other players through voice and text chat functions. It […]

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The problems and pressures of being an Expat.

I was delighted to be recently interviewed, when I was in Dubai, by the very lovely Jenny Mollon from the world’s leading independent school reviews based web site that covers in-depth analysis of the world’s leading international private schools covering UAE, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia. At WhichSchoolAdvisor.com, we […]

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On The Couch With Sue Atkins – Teens, Studying & Exam Stress

I was recently on holiday in Dubai but managed to squeeze in a 2 hour phone in special on Teens, Studying & Exam Stress. Dubai Eye is a Dubai-based talk radio station that is owned by Arabian Radio Network and provides business, news, current affairs, sports, entertainment […]

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The shocking rise of internet ‘child shaming’: how parents are taking to social media to humiliate and punish their kids on camera.

WRITING an apology letter, going to your room or sitting on the naughty step: for generations, these have been the go-to punishments doled out out by fuming parents. But it’s not enough for a new wave of mums and dads taking discipline to another level entirely – […]

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5 Top Tips for Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave GUILT FREE!

Going back to work after maternity leave is a time of mixed emotions for many mothers – for some it’s a worry, for some, it’s exciting. For some Mums it’s a mixture of both. Among the many worries I get regularly asked is: What if my child […]

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