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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How do YOU teach your kids about booze?

I was on The Vanessa Feltz Show on BBC Radio London talking about the two mothers were refused alcoholic drinks in a pub because the barman said it would “inappropriate” for them to drink in front of their children. You can read the story here in The […]

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Teenage Drinking – How to talk to children about alcohol.

The Medical Chief launches five-point guide for parents on how to stop children abusing alcohol As all my friends know, I like a glass of wine or two, but teenage drinking is a very big problem here in the UK and it needs your support, your confidence […]

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CBBC Newsround – Living With Alcohol

Research carried out for CBBC Newsround by CHILDWISE was used in a Newsround Special programme, entitled Living With Alcohol. (July 2010) CHILDWISE spoke to more than a 1000 children aged between 10 and 14, to better understand how children perceive adults around them drinking. It is all […]

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Stopping Teenagers Going ‘Off the Rails’

My teenage son had 10 of his mates round last Friday to watch the football on our big screen and they all brought their cans, tortilla chips and peanuts. They are a great bunch of kids and I really enjoyed their banter and energy. Of course I worry about […]

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What is the right age to allow young people to start drinking alcohol?

  Tots 100 UK Parent Blogs How old were you when you had your first alcoholic drink? We want to know all about your thoughts about kids and alcohol at a Twitter chat on Thursday evening, from 8pm to 9pm. We’ll be gathering together all your advice […]

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UK SURVEY DISCOVERS THAT SOME 12-YEAR-OLDS DRINK 28 ALCOHOL UNITS A WEEK.

  “Children who drink at younger ages are the ones who need help most. We also know that children whose parents misuse alcohol are more likely to develop their own problems later in life” ~Simon Antrobus, chief executive of drug and alcohol rehabilitation charity Addaction I am […]

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Every little helps – Tesco and booze

Every little helps – Tesco, booze and binge drinking I was fascinated to listen to the lovely Jeremy Vine talking today on BBC Radio 2 to the very enthusiastic chap from Tesco about their support of the government’s proposals to curb binge drinking and rowdy behaviour. Britain’s biggest […]

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Booze – why let it decide?

As regular readers of my blogs will know, I have two normal teenagers growing up in my house and we have always been open in talking about all the “Big Issues” of sex and drugs to rock and roll and that includes alcohol – its dangers and […]

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Children who see parents drink “more likely” to binge drink themselves

I was interviewed by LBC Radio again today about the latest survey by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation about underage drinking. Here is the article in The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/jun/17/children-parents-binge-alcohol For me it’s all about how you pass on your values, experiences and attitudes to everything and drinking is […]

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Curbing Teenage Drinking – When is it OK for your kids to start drinking?

Sir Liam Donaldson the Medical Chief recently launched five-point guide for parents on how to stop children abusing alcohol. As all my friends know, I like a glass of wine or two, but teenage drinking is a very big problem here in the UK and it needs your […]

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