How Do I Work from Home with Kids?

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Show notes:

In this week’s episode:

How Do I Work from Home with Kids?

Juggling the Complexities of Working from Home with Kids

What to do when Kids Won’t Listen

The Four Styles of Parenting

Plus ….

Sue on LBC discussing her book ‘Parenting Made Easy’ & Child Obesity

Sue’s Four Styles of Parenting

Sue’s Disney Junior (UK) Parenting Hacks

Join TV star, and mum of two Helen Skelton (@helenskelton) as she talks to David Nichols from the road safety charity Brake (@brakecharity), parenting expert Sue Atkins (@sueatkins18) and parenting YouTuber Kate Murnane (@katebowbow) about their best top tips and hacks on keeping your children safe around roads, food play to encourage healthier eating and how to get your kids’ to get creative through arts and crafts.

Parenting Hacks – Road Safety Part One

Parenting Hacks – Road Safety Part Two

Join TV star and mum of two Helen Skelton (@helenskelton) as she talks to Dr Sweta Rai from the British Association of Dermatologists, parenting expert Sue Atkins (@sueatkins18), Izzy Judd (@mrs_izzyjudd) and blogger Freddie Harrell (@freddieharrell) about their top tips for keeping children safe in the sun as part of Sun Awareness Week, as well as teaching them the importance of acceptance and imaginative play.

Parenting Hacks – Sun Safety Part One

Parenting Hacks – Sun Safety Part Two

This week’s Show Sponsors – The Enchanted Baby Company 

Meet Susan and Derek of The Enchanted Baby Company

When Susan and Derek Smallman welcomed their first precious grandchild into the world, little did they know that over the next eight years they would dedicate their lives to a brand-new, patented product set to revolutionise safe and comfortable sleeping for newborns* right through to three- or four-month olds.

Married for over 45 years, Susan and Derek have two grown-up children, and two young granddaughters. The couple’s journey started when their first granddaughter was born, when they noticed that she loved to would wriggle under the blankets of her crib – causing them and their daughter to worry about her body temperature and safety.

And so, their quest began to develop a product that would be safe enough for their baby granddaughter to sleep in from birth, and that would overcome all of the problems that they – and parents and grandparents everywhere – were facing when it came to ensuring a safe and comfortable night’s sleep for their children/grandchildren.

The next few years saw Susan and Derek painstakingly design and re-design a product based on their own experiments and product evolutions, as well as the valuable feedback they received along the way from both parents and healthcare experts. And, by the time the couple had arrived at the final finished product, they realised this wasn’t just a product for their own family, but a product that could benefit every single family with a new baby.

And so, the Enchanted Baby Company was born. A family company which has the comfort and safety of little ones – and total peace of mind for parents – at the core of everything it does.

The Enchanted Sleeper is the first product from the Enchanted Baby Company to launch.

A total sleep solution designed to help a baby sleep comfortably and securely without the need for any extra blankets or covers. With a patented leg divider that sees baby’s legs gently supported in their natural position, enabling free movement and healthy hip development – but also ensuring fast and easy access for feeding and nappy changes. And, offering parents (and grandparents) ultimate peace of mind with its guarantee of meeting all UK and European safety standards and guidelines.

For the Smallmans, what started as a small project on Susan’s sewing machine has turned into a vision for a much simpler baby sleep market.

New parents are being overwhelmed with options – some of which don’t necessarily comply with safer sleep recommendations, when all they really want is an easy-to-use product which will keep their little one safe and warm. Enchanted Sleeper is the answer. 

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Q. Dear Sue, my kids don’t listen to me. What can I do ? Ursula Babinski from Rochester Kent

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We also discussed the Four Styles of Parenting and I have included this diagram in this week’s Show Notes above. 

Hope this helps 



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