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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July 19th – Why It’s Important To Not Fixate On A Date

  Britain’s ‘freedom day’ will come on July 19, says the government but like anything important, like going through a divorce, bereavement or a redundancy – it’s usually a process not an event. When we experience change, we move from what we’ve known and done to a period […]

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Do you know the difference between ‘Encouragement & Praise’ and the BIG difference it can make to your child’s confidence?

  Rudolf Dreikurs the eminent psychiatrist and parent educator said, “A child needs encouragement like a plant needs water.” In other words, encouragement is essential to raising happy, confident, resilient children. Of course, children won’t die without encouragement, but they’ll certainly wither. They need encouragement to blossom […]

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The Power of Vulnerability & ‘Daring Greatly’ While Parenting In A Pandemic

  I am part of a Group called The Adler Café as I study the psychology of Alfred Adler as part of my continued professional development and we meet up monthly through Zoom since lockdown. Alfred Adler was an Austrian physician and psychiatrist who is best-known for […]

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting third royal baby – let’s talk ‘Middle Child Syndrome!’

With the wonderful announcement of the pregnancy of The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge’s 3rd child I’ve been interviewed a great deal about the phenomenon often called the “Middle Child Syndrome,” which tries to explain how birth order affects every aspect of a child’s life. Dr. Alfred […]

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I agree with Dr. Amanda Gummer. ‘Verruca Salt’ Parenting Is The Disservice of Pampered Kids

‘Verruca Salt’ Parenting – The Disservice of Pampered Kids There has been a lot of social media interest in this article in the Daily Mail by my friend Dr. Amanda Gummer. The middle class parents making their little darlings’ lives a misery – by never telling them… […]

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Ireland’s Best Kept Secret.

  I love learning & I suppose I would describe myself as a ‘Life Long Learner’ as I am inquisitive, curious & interested in learning what makes me tick, how I can be better & how I can develop more skills to pass onto the parents & […]

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