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.

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Special Needs or Additional Needs is like an umbrella sheltering and hiding a huge collection of diagnoses underneath.

I’ve been sent this question from my Sue Atkins Parenting Club – which you can join here to link up with a like minded group of parents, where we all discuss every possible aspect of parenting, giving you advice and support on topics which affect your daily life. It’s bursting with practical tips, […]

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ADDICTION: From Ant McPartlin to Social Media – join the discussion on Eamonn Holmes talkRADIO Show at 6.30pm

Tonight on our Parenting Round Up we discuss: Ant McPartlin ‘drink drive’ crash. Will.i.am blames ‘pill pushing parents’ of kids with ADHD for killing creativity. Grammy award winning artist will.i.am is blaming ‘pill pushing’ parents of children with ADHD for “destroying potential”. The Voice judge and pop […]

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Exploring The Role of Nutrition in Treating ADD/ADHD

            I read with fascination the blog by June Rousso Ph.D on the role of nutrition in treating ADD/ADHD as I taught many children on Ritalin when I was a Deputy Head. “Most treatments have focused upon medications, such as stimulant drugs. […]

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ADHD and why working mums need to look in the mirror – do you agree?

I read with interest Sarah Vine’s parenting article in The Daily Mail today about ADHD. But is she right? “Fascinating stuff in yesterday’s Mail from paediatric neurologist Dr Richard Saul, who argues in a new book that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is wildly over-diagnosed and that thousands […]

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Kids Who Fidget and Move – And What To Do About It !

Well I know I’ve said it with a smile to kids in my class when I was a teacher ” Oooh have you got ants in your pants today?” Frequently children get into trouble at home and in school because they move too much. They fidget, fall off […]

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Parenting Special Needs Magazine FREE Subscription

Parenting Special Needs Magazine FREE Subscription. http://parentingspecialneeds.org/currentissue Click on cover to register this excellent magazine helps parents navigate the uncharted waters of raising a special needs child. It provides practical tips, shares life’s lessons, tackles the challenges and celebrates the joys of one of life’s greatest gifts. […]

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19 Special Needs News Stories and Blog Posts from the past week

I enjoy exploring the world of Twitter and I discovered Among Friends which is a one stop portal into the world of people with special needs and the people who love them. You’ll hear from parents, siblings, volunteers, supporters, and even those with special needs themselves. Every […]

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Do you think you may have a child with Special Needs but nobody seems to be listening to you?

  I have a friend who has just written her first blog about her gorgeous, handsome, sweetest little boy who also has a very different side to him, as he rarely sleeps, scratches, punches and swears and obsesses about his socks. He is six and so far no one […]

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The LIME Magazine as it is THE leading independent magazine produced for anyone caring for a child with special needs.

I am delighted to have been published in The LIME Magazine as it is THE leading independent magazine produced for anyone caring for a child with special needs. My article is called Unique and Special and gives practical advice for a parent discovering their child is different […]

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Here is a list of famous and highly creative people in the past or present that had or still have ADD or Dyslexia

Here is a list of famous and highly creative people in the past or present that had or still have ADD or Dyslexia. What you need to ask yourself as a parent is: “If it wasn’t for people such as these the world wouldn’t be the same […]

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“Special Needs” is like an umbrella sheltering and hiding a huge collection of diagnoses underneath.

I have recently been coaching some wonderful parents who have a child with ADHD and as a former Deputy Head teacher of many children with unique and different needs, I have been exploring with them how to handle the painful and often overwhelming feelings associated with dealing […]

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