Co-parenting Advice During Christmas

  Dear Sue I’m worried about Christmas as I’m recently divorced. My kids are still reeling from the changes. What is your advice? Liz Jackson, New Addington, Surrey Most parents worry about this – so you’re not alone The question most co-parent’s worry about is ‘Will I be able to see my children over the […]

Building Bridges, Not Walls: The Power of Positive Co-Parenting: Some Practical Tips

Positive co-parenting is essential for the well-being of your children after a separation or divorce. It’s not always easy but it is important so here are some ideas to help. Here are some tips to help you co-parent effectively and create a positive environment for your children: Put Your Child’s Needs First: Remember that your […]

The Importance of Father-Child Bonding

              I was recently discussing the new Paternity Leave for Dads on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester & my article was also published in the Indian Magazine Kids Stop Press about the importance of Dads bonding with their new born babies. So here is my advice on how fathers […]

Beyond the Blue Lights: Navigating Divorce as a Police Officer and Parent

I’m hooked on the DCI Jack Logan books by JD Kirk. In ‘Here Lie The Dead’ Detective Sergeant Hamza Khaled is pondering taking an IT job within the police and argues with DC Tyler Neish about why he’s so tempted, ‘I’ve seen it happen to dozens of officers. We both have. Break-ups. Divorces. The job […]

What About Single Dads in the Workplace?

Becoming a single dad is a life changing event. Being a single parent is tough — there’s no debate there. But  understanding the challenges faced by single parents can help us to offer better support to the many who find themselves taking on this role particularly Dads. However, the research on single fathers is limited, […]

Cooking up a happy step family is like a slow burning casserole !

Stepfamilies have a bad image. Think of Snow White’s jealous stepmother or Cinderella’s ugly sisters or at the other end of the spectrum, picture the unrealistically positive stepfamily, such as the Brady Bunch. But real life is more complicated that either of those stepfamily models and stepchildren have to come to terms with lots of […]

Step Dad Advice – Bringing together two separate families is a process, not an event. It takes time and flexibility on everyone’s behalf to settle into new family relationships.

I’m delighted to have been invited to write some articles for Dad Info – a wonderful website for Dads and Step Dads. Today here is my article on what the Americans call ‘Blended Families’ but what I like to call ‘Slow Burning Casserole Families’ 🙂 ‘Bringing together two separate families is a process, not an […]

Need A Weekly Dose of Workplace Wellbeing – Delivered Live to your Desk?

In this episode: Need A Weekly Dose of Workplace Wellbeing – Delivered Live to your Desk? NEW Series of Instagram Lives Answering ALL Your Co-Parenting Questions ‘I’m a Grownup and I Really Don’t like My Mum.’  The ‘Don’t Stew- Ask Sue’ Question Preparing Your Older Child for Your New Arrival Sue Atkins in Conversation with […]

Help! When Will My Baby Sleep Through the Night?

In this episode: Help! When Will My Baby Sleep Through the Night? Babies, Books & Brain Development Advice for Parents and Children Around Bullying Sue Atkins in Conversation with Charlotte Taylor Specialist in Navigating Life After Acute Trauma

How to Tame Your Temper

In this episode: Tips for Helping Your Child Overcome Their Fear of Dogs The Future of Work is Hybrid. Here Are Some GREAT Benefits. The Future of Speech Therapy is Here: Sue Interviews Leanne Sherred from Expressable

Why Do Toddlers Bite?

In this episode: Night Terrors Explained How To Stop Nail Biters, Thumb Suckers and Nose Pickers! Sue Atkins in Conversation with Amanda Seyderhelm Play Therapist, Author and Grief Specialist.