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Sue Atkins Tips for Children Returning to School After Lock Down

As a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher for over 22 years it’s a time of uncharted waters for us all – parents, teachers & children -  and we are…

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Sue Atkins Tips for Children Returning to School After Lock Down

As a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher for over 22 years it’s a time of uncharted waters for us all – parents, teachers & children – and we are all in this together – supporting, nurturing, encouraging and looking after each other. Schools are being asked […]

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Getting Teens To Open Up To You – Ditch These Classic Ways To Switch Them Off

Communication can dry up during adolescence which is why people identify so much with Harry Enfield’s Kevin and Perry characters and that’s why the teenage stage has often been called the “grunt stage” but communication is a two-way process. It’s what we want and think, and what […]

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I’m Feeling Easily Irritated Are You?

  I’m far more easily irritated than I usually do – I don’t suffer fools gladly at the best of times, but I’ve noticed I’m less patient with others – not my family but in business – I’m more irritable, have a shorter fuse and I’m more […]

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Skip the Silent Treatment: Address Conflict with Connection.

Lots of us withdraw at the first sign of conflict, suppress things, withhold things & wait for people to figure out what’s wrong with us, like a mind reader, instead of just being honest about what’s going on. It’s more helpful to ask yourself: ‘What am I […]

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Luna™ is Lighting up the World for Young Eyes During the Darkness of Lockdown

Teen Body Clock – How It’s Affected By Screens   Luna™ and her family are the host of a series of ‘tiktok’ style videos. They are designed to help young people understand how light affects their health and happiness. And, more importantly, what they can do about […]

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When Should You Have The Birds & Bees Talk With Your Kids?

Children are spending more time online due to the pandemic and it’s raised some issues around talking to them about sex and relationships. According to new global research by AVG (free antivirus security protection) 67% of parents agreed that the combination of their children’s screen time and […]

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Are your children’s sleep habits driving you to the point of madness and exhaustion?

            Do your children wake you up multiple times in the night? Do you lay down with your kids in their bed until they finally fall asleep? Have your children’s sleep habits driven you to the point of madness and exhaustion? Have […]

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Why Dads Matter in Divorce.

  I’m working with a very sad, distressed and rather defeated Dad going through a divorce and I have been supporting him by championing him, believing in him, and encouraging him to focus all his energy on not fighting the old, but on building the new. I […]

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What Life Skills Can I Teach My Kids?

Home schooling, home learning, eLearning – whatever you called it – it’s exhausting. This got me pondering what life skills we could be teaching our kids during this life in never ending lockdown. Learning isn’t just about mastering spellings and times tables. A lot takes place outside […]

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What Every Child Needs for Good Mental Health.

It’s Children’s Mental Health Week. Children’s Mental Health & Wellbeing is a hugely important subject with many key factors playing a part in helping children have strong mental health and overall positive wellbeing. Children’s Mental Health – What Is It? Mental health is the way the children […]

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The Stress Relief Giraffe 🦒

  Children are a lost tribe in the pandemic. While they remain (for the most part) perplexingly immune to the health consequences of Covid-19, their lives and daily routines have been turned upside down. From surveys and interviews carried out for the Born in Bradford study, we […]

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How to handle anger positively with your kids.

Everyone gets angry with their kids at some time or another – it’s normal – it’s healthy. Kids know just what buttons to push and they push them! It helps to accept that anger is an honest emotion, but it’s what you choose to do with your […]

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How do you support a child who has lost a parent?

Children and young people grieve just as much as adults but they show it in different ways. They learn how to grieve by copying the responses of the adults around them, and rely on adults to provide them with the support they need in their grief. How […]

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Why Is Smacking Wrong?

SMACKING YOUNG CHILDREN HAS LONG-LASTING EFFECTS – STUDY If I had a penny for every time I heard ‘But Sue, I was smacked as a child and it didn’t do me any harm!’ I’d be a rich woman, or at least I’d have a very expensive pair […]

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

Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better? – Jane Nelson

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