Combating Nature-Deficit Disorder!

  Here’s a great article from about getting out in Nature more. “With exceptions, we are raising a generation of children that don’t embrace nature in the same way that past generations have. There are logistical reasons that are beyond our control and there are others that we can impact. In general, our tweens […]

“Mum…..I’m BORED !” Ideas, activities and things to ponder !

  My theme on Facebook today is boredom – kids need to experience it as it develops their creativity, their imagination and gets them active instead of passively watching the screens and away from being  what I  call “screenagers.” Join the debate ……!/SueAtkinsTheParentingExpert Read these fabulous articles from around the world all about BOREDOM […]

Problems in the Playground

Problems in the Playground I was asked by BBC Breakfast News to discuss playground behaviour in schools as a former Deputy Head and as a Parent Coach and Mum. It strikes me that there are two ways to improve playground behaviour. The school needs strategies, techniques and skills for handling conflict and parents need to teach […]