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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‘There’s Nothing to Do!’

It’s the Summer hols and unless you are happy to dust off and dry clean your Butlin’s Red Coat ready to entertain the kids full time here are some simple ideas from Huffington Post Parents blog 🙂 Now that it’s summer, my 9-year-old son is constantly complaining […]

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Do Try This At Home!

I love the people I meet on Twitter – I meet so many wonderful people with great ideas. Here’s a great blog about how to challenge your children to get off the sofa and have fun making memories with you from Do Try This At Home “In […]

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The disappearance of childhood and what we can all do to get it back

  I love this heart felt blog by Jamie Martin “I want my kids to have a childhood. A living, breathing, mud-between-toes, romping-in-woods, staring-at-the-sky childhood. A secure foundation setting the stage for a secure life. The gift of childhood. I allow my kids to slowly unwrap it each […]

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Why your child NEEDS to make a mud pie !

“A chain of happy children trail each other joyfully around the garden dodging in and out of wigwams, wooden structures and plants. Others work intently, like a team of chefs, making an imaginary cake out of shaving foam, mud, leaves and whatever else they can find in […]

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Should parents drug babies on long flights?

I’m on the JVS Show on BBC Three Counties talking about this controversial subject now. What do you think? “Parents taking infants on long flights are turning to medication to help their children sleep. But is the practice safe – or a dangerous abuse of parental power? […]

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Are YOUR children being raised in ‘captivity’ due to health and safety paranoia?

Are your kids out in the snow throwing snowballs, climbing trees and having fun – or are they stuck inside on their iPad and watching hours of TV? Prof Tanya Byron said that children’s natural development was being stunted after being refused the chance to play outside, […]

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What are the top 5 things YOUR kids have taught you about life, love and having fun ?

I loved being a teacher as kids often said the most profound things as they often see what’s really important in life simply. This got me pondering as I read Five things your children can teach you on Yahoo. As we grow older, our ability to see wonders […]

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What to do when they say “I’m BORED!”

From smartphones to laptops and video games, today’s kids are constantly seeking entertainment. But is this good for them and what should you do to keep them engaged? I’m delighted to have my advice printed in Gulf News about how to help your kids handle boredom ! […]

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Give a hoot !

As a former Deputy Head teacher I just love this little poster from The Reading Kingdom so make a committment today as the New School Term begins here in the UK to get involved in your child’s learning !

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Activities for Kids – The 30 Minute Challenge

I love exploring other people’s super blogs and passing on their great ideas and this is a lovely one from Kate from Life On The Pickle Farm. Kate was a preschool teacher… Now she has four kids, lots of chickens, a start stop veggie garden, a busy kitchen, […]

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Why not create your own mini Olympics with your kids ?

I’ve just come back from a special occasion – seeing the Olympic Torch float down the River Thames on its final journey to the Olympic Stadium tonight at 20.12 pm We made an occasion of it by getting up at 6 am to head over to my […]

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Questions To Start Conversations ~ The Sue Atkins Family Challenge!

I am a real advocate of families sitting down and eating together as it creates a bond, a connection and makes life fun. Kids can chat about their day, their worries or just spend time with you, and you can share your life with them in a […]

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I am offering one lucky reader the chance to win a copy of the Bear Grylls book ‘The Top Ten Things To Do Before You’re 10’

  I recently interviewed Bear Grylls the star of Discovery Channel’s Emmy nominated Man Vs Wild and Born Survivor TV series, which has become one of the most watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers. https://sueatkinsparentingcoach.com/my-interview-with-bear-grylls/ and to inspire families to shake off computer […]

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Kid’s To-Do List: The Magic of Childhood is Alive and Well – thank goodness

Here’s a Kid’s To Do List from The Huffington Post – thank goodness the magic of innocence lives on ! Now go and make yourself dizzy ! Have your children drawn or written something with a message that seemed wise beyond their years? Send me a photo […]

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I’m delighted to share with you my personal interview with Bear Grylls discussing getting kids OFF THE SOFA

Today I am delighted to share with you my interview with Bear Grylls. With today’s kids glued to computer games, ipads, ipods and TV I thought it would be fascinating to discover more about Bear’s passion for teaching kids to build dens, make rope swings and have fun outside with […]

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