Teenagers

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Simple Tips for Coping with Separation and Divorce.

  I always tell my clients that divorce is a process not an event and that it is OK to feel that you are wading through treacle some days and…

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Simple Tips for Coping with Separation and Divorce.

  I always tell my clients that divorce is a process not an event and that it is OK to feel that you are wading through treacle some days and feeling more empowered and hopeful in others.   It often feels like you take three steps forward and […]

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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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Why saying ‘Sorry’ doesn’t always teach your children anything

            “Sorry seems to be the hardest word,” sang Elton John & it is only 5 small little letters that can have a BIG impact from Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey to politicians the world over but why is a genuine apology important […]

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Helping children feel nurtured, supported and heard through divorce,separation and break up.

Divorce is stressful for parents and children alike and although reactions will depend on a child’s age, temperament, and the circumstances surrounding the split, many children feel sad, frustrated, angry, and anxious — and it’s not uncommon for them to become naughty at home or at school […]

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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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Siblings Without the Rivalry!

Sibling rivalry has always had a bad press – think of Cain slaughtering Abel and Joseph being thrown down the well and sold by his brothers because they were jealous of his beautiful multi coloured coat! Sibling rivalry can apply to any child living in the same […]

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Why kids need rules – here’s some reasons to help.

      I’ve been recently writing quotes to go alongside my articles that will be published on the Danonino website soon around the topic of “Autonomy” & rule setting. Coincidentally I’ve also been working with a group of Mums discussing how their children think they’re “mean” parents. […]

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Did you know that there are FOUR parenting ‘feeding styles,’ but only ONE is actually good for your kids’ health?

Raising a healthy eater is a full-time job isn’t it? If you’re a parent, you are well aware of juggling your family’s activities from football to Rainbows, finding time for homework, doctor’s appointments, play dates, sleep overs and much more. But an important part of your parenting […]

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Reading for pleasure: 10 + simple ideas to inspire your child to read more.

It’s #ChildrensBookWeek so I thought I’d give you some ideas around reading for pleasure. Reading for pleasure is so important for children & it can benefit your child’s education, social and cognitive development, their wellbeing, and their mental health. Reading with children can help to create a […]

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Awesome Girls: 30 Resources to Teach Kids Financial Literacy

  While it’s an essential life skill, a study by the Girl Scouts found that only 12% of tween and teen girls feel very confident in making financial decisions. Financial literacy is an essential skill for every child to learn! Money is an integral part of modern […]

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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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Do you know the difference between ‘Encouragement & Praise’ and the BIG difference it can make to your child’s confidence?

            Rudolf Dreikurs the eminent psychiatrist and parent educator said, “A child needs encouragement like a plant needs water.” In other words, encouragement is essential to raising happy, confident, resilient children. Of course, children won’t die without encouragement, but they’ll certainly wither. […]

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Sue’s Picks on Cultural Diversity – Celebrating Welsh Culture

Since I started #TheSueAtkinsBookClub I’ve been keen to offer lesser-known authors a platform & also to offer a wide range of diversity so all children can see themselves in the stories and books. Here are some great books with a Welsh connection suggested by FamilyBookWorms   Books […]

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Protecting your Tweens (9 – 12 years)

  Female safety has been in the News a great deal recently – from the tragic murder of Sarah Everard to the latest distressing reports of school abuse and a ‘Rape culture’ as more than 8,000 allegations have now been made by school pupils on a website […]

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Has Gavin Williamson “misjudged” the mood in classrooms and homes across the country?

        Gavin Williamson says children have become undisciplined & unruly due to lockdowns & homeschooling – really? What ALL of them??? I was interviewed last night in BBC Radio London about Gavin Williamson remarks about banning mobile phones in schools and his suggestion that […]

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