How Do You Fix Sibling Rivalry?

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This week’s episode of the Sue Atkins Parenting Show is sponsored by Nexus Education

Full details are below in the Sponsor Section of the Show Notes

In this week’s episode 

How Do You Fix Sibling Rivalry?

My ITV This Morning Phone IN – Triplets Sibling Rivalry

‘Don’t Stew – Ask Sue’ on Pushy Parents

Plus … 

I’m in Conversation with

Dr Janet Rose – Head of Norland Nannies 


Debrah Khan Author of – ‘She’s Back’ – top tips for getting back to work after having a baby 

You can listen to Sue’s interview in full by clicking here

About Norland College

Norland College was founded in Norland Place, London, in 1892 by Emily Ward and has been at the forefront of childcare training ever since.

The education at Norland has always been progressive; today’s students study for a BA (Hons) degree in Early Years Development and Learning. The degree runs alongside the prestigious Norland Diploma; a unique qualification which teaches the practical skills it takes to become a Norland Nanny.

Norland graduates are famous for their best in class standard of training and their iconic uniforms. Norland trained early years professionals are employed worldwide through the Norland Agency as Norland Nannies and Maternity Nurses.

Norland graduates command the highest salaries in the industry, clinch the most sought-after posts and enjoy a busy life often working for high profile clients. With a degree behind them, many Norland Nannies also progress into other professions that involve working with children, including teaching.

For further information about Norland visit

Connect with Dr Janet Rose and Norland College

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Norland College on LinkedIn

Norland College on YouTube

You can listen to Sue’s interview with Deb Khan in full by clicking here

Connect with Deb Khan 

Website – She’s Back

Twitter – @shesback

Facebook Group – She’s Back

Instagram – @shesbackuk

She’s Back – Supporting Women in the Work Place

Promoting Women

We connect and advise women. Our Facebook Group gives members access to an engaged and supportive community. We build capability and connect women with new opportunities, such as the Reignite Academy in the legal sector.

Training and Coaching

We provide one to one or group training for women and for line managers, using the principles, strategies and tactics explored in our book. Topics covered include building your personal brand, overcoming limiting beliefs, managing a successful return, networking, ruthless time management and how to negotiate.

Writing and Speaking

As well as our highly acclaimed book, we regularly write for a number of blogs, websites, periodicals and online forums. We speak at events on all matters relating to women and work: the gender pay gap; returning after a career break; developing women’s careers; enabling women to fulfil their potential.

She’s Back: Your guide to returning to work

Women’s careers twist and turn. Women step back or step away for so many reasons. Then, let’s face it, returning is tough.

Whether you are coming back after a break, or looking to ramp up a level, this book is an essential guide and helps you succeed.

You’ll learn the truth about how the recruitment market really works; how to craft a narrative that explains your value; mobilise a network to support your ambitions and find work that will work for you.

Examples of real women’s struggles and winning strategies provide inspiration and will enthuse you about how to make your own comeback.

Lisa and Deb draw on years of research across several different sectors and their experience of working with and listening to the stories of thousands of women to provide a fresh, pragmatic and above all useful handbook for today’s fast evolving job market.

“In a world of #MeToo and Time’s Up, She’s Back. And so are you.”

You can purchase this book from the link below:

She’s Back – Your Guide to Returning to Work


A must have guide to get more women back into the workplace.’ – Arianna Huffington

If you’re a professional woman who wants to unlock your potential this book is a must-read.‘ – Sarah Wood, OBE

‘This is an important book about an issue that could scarcely be more contemporary. The spirit of She’s Back is the spirit of the age. Read, or be left behind.’ – Matthew d’Ancona

Amazon Reviews

‘She’s Back is an essential read for anyone looking to return to work after a break. I wish I had read it during my maternity break years ago, as I certainly would have taken a longer term view to some of the decisions I made then with regards to my career. The book is truthful, I came away with practical ideas to follow up on and it is also reflective. It is an extremely thought provoking read, as the authors challenge the reader to question what it is they really want from work, to consider all options and to think through decisions carefully. I work with postnatal mothers, and this is a book I will be pulling themes from to discuss with them, and in addition will be using it in my own career decisions too’.  Ninx;)

‘This is a fantastic book. Although it’s targeted at returning women, it is filled with practical, helpful tips for anyone who has had a career break. The authors have woven in real life stories from women who have returned to work. These are brilliant because they are so varied, relatable and inspiring. They aren’t just stories of ‘women who have it all’; they show the ups and downs that go alongside returning to work. There is an excellent chapter on ‘Staying Back’ which I think is very important (and often overlooked – I’m a Career Coach so it is something I often see clients find difficult). Once you’ve gone back to work, the first few months can feel tough while you and your family adjust. This chapter prepares you for this and helps you realise it is normal to find the first few months hard going (but that it will get easier). Another favourite part of the book for me is a handy ‘Other Resources’ section. This means I now have a list of useful books to add to my reading list.’ Fay W.

‘My type of book – the style avoids any kids of bush beating or walking on eggshells. It cuts to the heart of issues with no apologies or sentimentality. For change to happen it needs this kind of bold, brash and unforgiving celebration of all women have to offer. Essential reading for any HRD/COO/CEO’ Mrs Lucy C Standing

Our Show Sponsor – Nexus Education

Nexus Education is an online community for over 11,000 teachers across the UK sharing ideas, best practise and CPD (all for free) via the form of blogging and vlogging.

Nexus Education also run their acclaimed NeXworking events where they donate £1,000 to school groups in exchange for just 90 mins at a termly meeting. During this 90 mins the schools get to workshop with solutions that have been hand picked to answer their specific needs. Since September 500 schools have already come on board and we encourage you too as well!

Visit for more info on how to claim £1,000 for your local school group!

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