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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Don’t you just love coincidences ! I was just reading my text message telling me that Tesco would be delivering my groceries in an hour when BBC Radio Coventry asked me to talk about Tesco’s new sweeter broccoli to encourage kids to eat it ! Convincing your children […]Read more
Following on from my being on Sky News discussing airbrushing and the power of media images The danger of airbrushing. Start talking to your kids before the beauty industry does ! Here are my comments about eating disorders, bullying and fashion in http://www.publicsector.net/lifestyle/article.asp?CategoryId=32&ArticleId=11754 “Is fashion more ‘killer […]Read more
I was invited to talk on Sky News and Channel 5 News about the wonderful new pack for parents that will help you to talk and teach your kids about the dangers of airbrushing as well as helping you to think about the influence of the media on their self […]Read more
The television has many names – TV, the telly, the box, the electric “babysitter”… While the last one is usually said in jest, the sad fact is there is more truth to it today than there should be. In decades past and when I was growing up, whether and […]Read more
I’ve got two kids – I’ve got a 17 year old daughter and a 19 year old son so I know first hand about navigating the choppy waters of the teenage years. (Here’s my MP3 download of step-by–step ideas, strategies, techniques and skills that eliminates the frustrations and […]Read more
My chapter on the early sexualisation of girls was cut and saved for my next year’s new Parenting Made Easy Book out in April 2013 so was my chapter on the scary porn culture around teenage boys. But I am passionate about protecting our kids from the […]Read more
I love Gok Wan and I am delighted to see him take on the fashion industry’s distorted images of what it means to be a teen. Gok Wan is now giving troubled teens the advice, confidence and self-belief they need to tackle their issues and anxieties. […]Read more
As you know I have been interviewed many times on the TV and radio about the early sexualisation of girls and have written about what I think about padded bras for seven-year-olds, dolls dressed in high heels, and pole dancing kits for kids as I am the […]Read more
In December, LEGO – a brand that previously could do no wrong – came out with a girlified version of their beloved blocks called LEGO Friends, and the marketers behind this switch were greeted with a bellowing, social media frenzy of “Why?” Now, a pair […]Read more
I’m talking at 4.10 pm on LBC Radio http://www.lbc.co.uk/ about sex toys for sale at Boots, prominently displayed close to healthcare products in full view of children. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2083701/Sex-toys-sale-Boots-view-children-Prominently-displayed-close-healthcare-products.html#ixzz1isivwbxJ What’s your opinion?Read more
Advertising is a multi-million pound business and our kids are surrounded by adverts all the time on websites, on TV, on billboards, in magazines as well as in films as product placements, on buses, buildings, and scoreboards. The power of a celebrity endorsement is very potent […]Read more