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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Coping With Christmas Stress

  Christmas, although a time of great joy and celebration, can also be the most stressful of times for even the best of parents, with the family home chaotic and often besieged by visitors. Throw into the mix over excited children who have weeks to sit around […]

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More Play Leads To More Learning – Making Christmas Presents Easy

                “Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth.” ~ American Academy of Paediatrics It’s coming up to Christmas and you’re probably wondering what toys to buy for your […]

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How To Survive Your First Christmas Alone

  It’s really stressful facing your first Christmas alone. Perhaps, you are finding that you have had 20 years of family Christmases with tinsel and turkey, kids unwrapping their pressies in pyjamas with the Carols singing out on the stereo, the log fire blazing and a full […]

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Tips for Shopping With Toddlers at Christmas.

I think Christmas shopping and shopping generally with toddlers, is given a bad press! With a little bit of planning and some common sense there are many practical ways to take the stress, frustration and tension out of buying your father- in – law his annual socks […]

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Is yours a MAD HOUSE at Christmas ? Here are my tips to calm things down.

              I was really delighted to see my tips appear on Cheryl Pasquier’s Mad House Family Review site this weekend. “A friend of mine is having trouble sorting out the arrangements over Christmas Dinner with her ex. I thought that maybe […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

    I was interviewed awhile 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. Big News? […]

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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 […]

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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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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, […]

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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. Are your children pester ninjas? Do you feel under pressure to fulfill your child’s Christmas list? Well a survey today by the charity Mothers’ Union has called for […]

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

Have you told your kids the truth about Santa Claus yet? If you have, chances are they’re older than 8. And if you haven’t, chances are someone else did. But eventually, kids naturally wonder how Santa visits so many houses in one night If it’s about time […]

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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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