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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The Sue Atkins Parent Question

If not today …… when?   We all put things off. We all procrastinate to some degree. But what if we keep putting things off until our time has run out? Who do you need to call? Who do you need to forgive? Who do you need […]

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Manic Mums and Dazed Dads – Are you stuck in the spin cycle of life………….. exhausted, wrung out and dizzy?

          Are you stuck in the spin cycle of life………….. exhausted, wrung out and dizzy? Do you find yourself falling into bed worn out, frustrated and complaining “Where did the time GO?” Then welcome to the Club! You are not alone as I […]

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30 Better Questions to Ask Your Child Instead of ‘How Was Your Day?

I remember asking my 8 year old son Will as he ran out of school ‘How was your day?’ to which he promptly replied ‘fine’ and that was that. Sometimes he opened up in the bath or at bedtime but I decided to ask him more interesting […]

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Top Tips For Talking To Your Children

    How and when we choose to talk to our children can have a profound affect on their future happiness. When I work with parents I talk and teach them how to “reframe”. Reframing is how we change the language we use to describe and discuss […]

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Coping With Bereavement With Children.

For many children their first real experience with loss happens when a pet dies. When a well loved pet dies, children need consolation, love, support and affection more than complicated medical explanations. They need to have their feelings understood and validated. Their reactions will depend on their […]

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5 Top Tips for Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave GUILT FREE!

Going back to work after maternity leave is a time of mixed emotions for many mothers – for some it’s a worry, for some, it’s exciting. For some Mums it’s a mixture of both. Among the many worries I get regularly asked is: What if my child […]

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Activities to build self-esteem in kids – Tip 4

  Self-esteem is your child’s passport to lifetime mental health and social happiness It’s the foundation of your child’s well-being and their key to success as an adult. At all ages, how you feel about yourself affects how you act and one simple way to build self […]

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Activities to Build Self-Esteem With Kids – Tip 3

  Siblings without rivalry! Sibling rivalry has always had a bad press – think of Cain slaughtering Abel and Joseph being thrown down the well and sold by his brothers because they were jealous of his beautiful multi coloured coat! Sibling rivalry can apply to any […]

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Back to School Tips – Tip 1 ~ Simple Strategies To Get Out The Door Faster, Less Frazzled And Smiling First Thing In The Morning

Simple Strategies To Get Out The Door Faster, Less Frazzled And Smiling First Thing In The Morning Children thrive when they know what to expect and what they have to do. Implementing a morning routine will make them feel secure and prepared for the day ahead. Even […]

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Activities to Build Self-Esteem With Kids – Tip 1

  Activities to build self-esteem in kids #1 Talking With and Talking At Your Kids There has been lots of research on family communication that has repeatedly confirmed that we spend very little time actually talking with our children (less than 20 minutes a day ) and […]

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Is singing nursery rhymes included in your everyday routine?

What is it about nursery rhymes that is so helpful to kids? A recent study has revealed half of millennial parents can’t recite many popular nursery rhymes all the way through! A tenth of millennial mums and dads do not sing lullabies at all to their little ones […]

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How to Get Your Adult Kids to Pay Their Share Of Household Bills

            I’m on BBC Radio Tees discussing the 3.3 million adults who have returned home to live with their parents. Have your kids returned home and you are fed up with their lack of contributions to the household budget? […]

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Why teenagers lie – and what to do about it.

              I have been working with parents who were beside themselves to discover that their teenage daughter has been consistently lying to them, to her friends and to her teachers. There are are two aspects to this article as it’s not just […]

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Getting Your Messy Teenager To Pull Their Weight!

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” ~ Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790, Scientist, Publisher and Diplomat Do you feel like you’re always wading knee-deep through your teenager’s piles […]

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Pocket Money – Ages & Stages

              Money makes the world go around!’ as Lisa Minnelli happily sang in the hit musical “Cabaret” and it certainly seems to be true on more than one occasion, but debt is on the increase and there seems to be more […]

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