If you’re looking for parenting help and advice from someone who really understands the challenges raising kids can bring, then you’re in the right place. With over 25 years experience working with children and having raised two kids of her own, Sue really knows how to make positive changes in any family.

Regularly featured on ITV’s This Morning and many other TV and radio shows, her advice is much sought after due to her positive, guilt-free attitude and effective solutions. The Sue Atkins Parenting Blog is where Sue shares some of her best advice to help you raise confident, resilient, independent kids. With new posts featured every few days you’ll always find something new, interesting and relevant to read.

Got a topic you’d like covered? Just let Sue know and your question might be answered in the next blog!

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Giving Presence.

One of the highlights of Christmas for me is getting together with family & friends & eating Christmas dinner together at 5pm. Sitting round the beautifully shiny table decorated with holly & candles talking, laughing & sharing stories & time together. Eating at 5pm became a simple […]

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Keeping the magic of Christmas alive – when to tell the kids about Father Christmas

Here’s my interview on when to tell the kids about Father Christmas in Candis. “During the Christmas period it’s often up to parents to ensure everyone has a brilliant and most importantly memorable time. To keep it magical, Sue Atkins, author of Raising Happy Children for Dummies, […]

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A Brilliant Way To Break The News About Santa Without Crushing Your Child’s Spirit.

If it’s about time to tell your kids the truth about Santa ? or Father Christmas, but you aren’t sure how to do it without crushing their innocence or breaking their dreams – relax! I’ve just discovered a lovely way to help that is just so lovely. […]

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15 of the best children’s books about Christmas

Get into the festive spirit with some Christmas-themed bedtime stories – perfect to snuggle up to in front of the tree, sipping hot chocolate 🙂 From wintery classics to new favourites about Father Christmas and his life in the North Pole, this reading list is suitable for all […]

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How Homestart Can Help & Not Just at Christmas.

I am very proud to be one of the Ambassadors for Home Start because it is a remarkable charity and last night I had the privilege of being invited to attend the Home-Start Charity Carol Service in St. Bride’s Church in Fleet Street – the most delightful place […]

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The Sue Atkins Gift Guide – 7 Great Parenting Christmas Gift Ideas

Looking for the perfect present but not sure what’s best? 7 Great Parenting Christmas Gift Ideas Every item in this guide is personally chosen by Sue to develop confidence, creativity, self esteem & independence. Let the Sue Atkins Gift Guide take the stress out of choosing the […]

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The Best 9 Parenting Gift Ideas This Christmas

    Sue’s Alternative to the ‘Naughty Step’ The ‘Easy Peasy – Lemon Squeezy Button’ is suitable for kids of all ages & allows you to record and playback 40 seconds of yourself saying ‘That was Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy’ via the built-in microphone and speaker – […]

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Is this your first Christmas apart? Struggling with how to deal with it? Ideas to help.

Dear Sue I separated from my partner at the beginning of this year. We were together for 10 years and have two children aged 8 and 6. My real problem is the fact that my partner and I were originally family friends and our families are really […]

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How do YOU handle Christmas Family Fall Outs? Sure Fire Tips to Help.

  I was interviewed a couple of years ago on the Vanessa Feltz Show on BBC Radio London about the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle didn’t join the Queen for Christmas as they have chose to spend baby Archie’s first festive season away from Sandringham. […]

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7 Great Additional Needs Toys For Christmas

This year I’ve made a lovely new friend in Georgina Durrant ( listen to our fabulous interview on my parenting podcast )who writes a wonderful blog for parents of children with Special Needs called The SEN Resources Blog It’s BURSTING with advice, learning activities and recommended toys, […]

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Co-Parenting Over Christmas – Ideas to Help

I was delighted to have been interviewed about Co-Parenting over Christmas – often a tricky and stressful time for The Divorce Magazine. We focused on helping children of divorced parents’ during their first christmas and their life after divorce co -parenting. Click here to read and watch […]

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Teenagers: ADHD and the Christmas Holidays. Jingle Bells or Jingle Hell?

      I found an interesting article on Health Central about Teenagers finding the change in routine very stressful around the Christmas holiday time. Here are some tips to help you get through the holiday period when you have a teenager with ADHD: Plan out their holiday homework. […]

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Should I get my child an e-reader or books for Christmas?

  Kindles are hugely popular with parents – but research shows kids prefer printed books, magazines and comics. So is it worth buying them a book? Check out these ideas The best way to get cheap or free books The best way to get cheap or free […]

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Do Christmas lists encourage children to be greedy? Handling Pester Power!

So it’s coming to that time of the year when the kids start being marketed to by the media. Do you feel under pressure to fulfill your child’s Christmas list? Well a survey today by the charity Mothers’ Union has called for an end to “pester power.” […]

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Read my tips for less stress at Christmas with a new baby.

  Christmas can be a stressful time of year – and one spent with a newborn even more so! Here are some handy tips to help you and your little one, enjoy the festive season. This Christmas will be different for you in terms of what you […]

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