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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…

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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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What to do when they say “I’m BORED!” – let the BORED JAR do the talking!

    I get asked a great deal about what to do or say when the kids moan ‘I’m bored’ & I always suggest making a ‘I’m Bored Jar’ With the lockdowns, working from home & homeschooling already here – it’s is the perfect time to put […]

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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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Here are 20 questions to ask your child to help support their wellbeing.

You may be really worried about the effects another lockdown is having on your child’s wellbeing. Here are 20 questions to help These are challenging times for children. We need to stay connected with them without fussing. One simple way to connect is over eating together, playing […]

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How Do I Cope With School Closures and Homeschooling.

  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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Why Can’t I Go To School?

  A new wave of the virus has thrown families, schools, teachers and parents into chaos as one minute schools are staying open, then London schools are not, then maybe the whole of the UK schools will be closed. Uncertain and chaotic times. Here is some excellent […]

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The Sue Atkins Parent Question

  Every week I post a parent coaching question for you to ponder. What is time teaching me?

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

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. – Albert Einstein

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Parent Coaching might be for you – or it might be a waste of time and money. Here’s how to decide.

  Do you need a little extra help figuring out this parenting business then Parent Coaching just might be for you! Parent Coaching can make life easier, or more stressful. But it’s up to you! Here’s how to decide. So, what exactly IS Parent Coaching? Not many […]

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How Do I Communicate Better With My Kids ?

How Do I Communicate Better With My Kids ? Communication with children is essential to their relationships and to their healthy development. Effective communication is an essential & important life skill in all aspects of our lives, from talking & listening to our partners, clients or work colleagues […]

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

You don’t need to attend every argument you’re invited to. – Unknown

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‘Unmoored’ is the best way I can describe it as children feel adrift from their routines, their Granny & grapple with uncertainty

I have been asked to contribute to Education World India about the impact online learning has had on children. Here are my thoughts: With the sudden halt to in-person learning, many students have missed their friends, yearned to be out of the house, developed erratic sleep habits […]

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As It All Ends in Tiers: Keep On Adapting & Do What My Dear Old Dad Used to Say…

We’ve all got to think of creative ways to celebrate this Covid Christmas.   Before we went into Tier 4 I had a contingency plan that went something like this: We’re going for it. We’re going to sit under the big outside bauble decorated tree all fully […]

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