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Teenagers

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As children embrace life outside the classroom – this is an opportunity to nurture their ‘Character’

  Where does ‘character’ come from? Is it something we are born with, develop or are taught? Is it fixed and determined at birth or something that can be moulded,…

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Sue Atkins ‘Parental Wellbeing & Mental Health’ Webinar

  Children’s wellbeing is closely bound to their parents’ wellbeing & that really important person is YOU. As parents whether you are a single parent, a mum, dad or carer we all want to do what’s best to keep our children safe, fit and well. However, it […]

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School Closures – practical tips to get the best out of this challenging time with your children.

  As regularly readers know I was a Deputy Head and Class Teacher for 25 years and have brought up 2 kids so I know about the ups and downs of having children. But this is a time of unprecedented challenge and change. Children have been sent […]

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Make Mum Feel Marvellous This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day may be affected more than ever this year due to being careful about getting together with our Mums and family because of the Coronavirus. But jumping on Skype, sending a heartfelt letter or Facetiming is still a way to say ‘I love you’ to your […]

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Thriving Not Just Surviving The Coronavirus – Using the Crucial ‘C’s

In these challenging & unprecedented times, remember the Crucial Cs: Connect with your friends & loved ones, obviously not in your usual ways, but we have the technology to stay in touch. So pick up the phone & chat, Skype or FaceTime to stay connected & caring. […]

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How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus

I was speaking on Channel 5 News about ways of handling the Coronavirus with your children. The crisis of COVID-19 that has engulfed adult lives for the past few weeks has frightened and confused children too. As they hear you and teachers repeatedly stressing the need to […]

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Top 20 Working from Home Tips

There are going to be a lot of people newly working from home starting this week, due to the Coronavirus and it will be a difficult transition for some – my husband included! I’ve worked from home for many years so here are my top 20 tips […]

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"Special Needs" is like an umbrella sheltering and hiding a huge collection of diagnoses underneath.

I’ve been sent this question from my Sue Atkins Parenting Club – which you can join here to link up with a like minded group of parents, where we all discuss every possible aspect of parenting, giving you advice and support on topics which affect your daily life. It’s bursting with practical tips, […]

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Divorce and Your Special Needs Child – Things to Consider.

Divorce is always difficult for the whole family but if you do find that you are heading for a divorce here are some things to consider if you have a child with additional needs. Things to Consider Divorce is a difficult time for all family members, but […]

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Sue Atkins In Conversation With Laura Henry-Allain Author of the new Cbeebies Series ‘JoJo & Gran Gran’ & Founder of ‘My Family Week’

Laura Henry – ‘JoJo & Gran Gran’ Interview Laura Henry is an expert international award-winning Early Childhood specialist. She is the the author of the first CBeebies animation focused on a black British family that celebrates grandparents. The special bond between children and their grandparents will be […]

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Sue in Conversation with Natalie Borrell

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Why I DON’T think singing ‘Happy Birthday’ is a good idea for kids protecting themselves from the Coronavirus

 I was thinking that’s it’s not a great idea to link the ‘Happy Birthday Song’ to the Coronavirus ! 🦠 It may become anchored in your child’s mind as a negative, scary time and you don’t want that association unconsciously associated around their birthday ! Also do […]

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

To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny-bone. ~ Reba McEntire

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