Teenagers

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In need of some quick tips? Here’s my Traffic Lights, Pause Button and Scales Techniques

                The Traffic Lights, the Pause Button and the Scales Techniques  We all get some physical signs when we are getting wound up…

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In need of some quick tips? Here’s my Traffic Lights, Pause Button and Scales Techniques

                The Traffic Lights, the Pause Button and the Scales Techniques We all get some physical signs when we are getting wound up or stressed, so it’s helpful to teach your kids to recognise their own signs. I use the […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story To Ponder

The Carpenter Here is today’s story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil “An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer contractor of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his […]

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Do You Know YOUR Parenting Style?

There is always a lot of debate about how much ‘Nature’ versus ‘Nurture’ influences in raising happy, confident, well-balanced kids with great self esteem and strong mental health and I have written about this in more detail in my Raising Happy Children For Dummies book but there’s […]

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Tick Tock: It’s time to turn the clocks back. Here are my tips to make the adjustment easier for your kids.

            I’m delighted to collaborate with Care.com this week sharing my top tips for adjusting your children’s schedule and sleep routines in time for the clocks going back. You’ve worked hard to get your baby or toddler sleeping through the night but the fact […]

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Parenting Sunshine Using Your Head, Your Heart & Your Gut ☀️

Did you know you have three brains? Bet that surprised you! You might have read that Neuroscience now tells us that we each have three brains. The one we most often think about and pay attention to is the “head” or cephalic brain. The heart (cardiac) and a […]

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Feel like it’s Groundhog Day? Try The Point of Control Strategy

  It’s October we’re into the new Autumn season of darker days colder evenings & more of the same. Digging deep, juggling & surviving the last 18 months has turned into that constant sense of Groundhog Day like bland music on a loop in an elevator. Maybe […]

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Divorce Without Damage – Your Parenting Plan

Your Parenting Plan This is an example of the sort of basic parenting plan that I help the parents I work with to create, as they go through the transition of divorce. It will help you think through the numerous issues related to co parenting your children […]

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Why R.A.I.N Can Help.

A couple of years ago, I discovered a 4-step mindfulness process that offers support for difficult days. It’s called RAIN (which is an acronym for the 4 steps of the process). Here are the 4 steps in brief R ☔️ Recognise – what is happening. A ☔️ Allow – […]

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Sarah Everard: How parents can talk to their daughters about the horror of the murder case

  I’m featured today in the i newspaper and will be speaking about how to talk to daughters about the murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa on Women’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 also. As Sarah Everard’s rape and murder by a police officer has left the […]

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What Happened To Sarah Everard Could Have So Easily Have Happened To My Daughter

  My daughter lives in Clapham Common. She walks, runs, socialises & loves the buzz of living in the area where I was born & went to school. She’s 26 and has been distressed, anxious & angry about what’s happened & when I went to have lunch […]

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10 ways to STOP Guilt – The Biggest Gremlin of Parenting!

I’m writing my notes for a Peanut Pod that I’m doing, as well as a Zoom business talk for a global business around “Lunch and Learn” bite sized talks for 45 minutes on a wide range of topics. Parenting is such a vast subject isn’t it, and one […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story – Develop An Ant Philosophy

The Ant Philosophy by Jim Rohn   “Over the years I’ve been teaching kids about a simple but powerful concept – the ant philosophy. I think everybody should study ants. They have an amazing four-part philosophy, and here is the first part: ants never quit. That’s a […]

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Do Emma Raducanu’s parents hold the secret to bringing up a strong and successful child?

  How many of us over these past few days have looked at British tennis star Emma Raducanu and wondered what on earth her parents did right? It’s not just the sporting prowess, which led to her winning the US Open at just 18 years old. It’s […]

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Hot flushes, Hormones And Empty Nests

I will always remember the way my heart lurched as my daughter announced that she was going to take the Offer from Manchester University after all and go a year EARLIER than she had planned. Of course I was thrilled that she was off to University but […]

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How To Juggle & Balance Hybrid Working With Family Life – The New Normal Part 2

  Let’s talk about your new everyday normal. How to achieve a happy, secure, effective hybrid work- family balance. 65% of public sector organisations say hybrid working – a mix of remote and office-based work – will be here to stay after Covid-19. 55% of private firms […]

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