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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Everyone gets angry with their kids at some time or another – it’s normal – it’s healthy. Kids know just what buttons to push and they push them! It helps to accept that anger is an honest emotion, but it’s what you choose to do with your […]Read more
I always remind my clients that going through a Divorce is a process NOT an event and I firmly believe that it is similar to the grieving process described by the eminent American Psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book, On Death and Dying, that was inspired […]Read more
Divorce is stressful for parents and children alike and although reactions will depend on a child’s age, temperament, and the circumstances surrounding the split, many children feel sad, frustrated, angry, and anxious — and it’s not uncommon for them to become naughty at home or at school […]Read more
So often we let our kids, our partner or our work colleagues wind us up, but it’s worth just pressing your imaginary pause button for a moment and reminding yourself that …….”Nobody makes you angry – you DECIDE to use anger as a response” Step back, take […]Read more
Smacking is back in the news again. Bringing up happy, healthy, polite and caring children has never been easy. Everyone gets angry with their kids at some time or another – it’s normal – it’s healthy. Kids know just what buttons to push and they push them! […]Read more
In a recent report by the Mental Health Foundation, more than one in 10 people polled claimed that they had trouble controlling their temper, while 38 per cent of UK motorists confessed they regularly felt angry when driving. Yet, getting angry isn’t necessarily a bad thing, say […]Read more
In my book ‘Parenting Made Easy – How To Raise Happy Children’ in Chapter 9 I write about kids who argue back. One simple technique I teach is to change your language when kids challenge you with a … heavy sigh, eyebrows raised, pouting, moaning, groaning, hair tossing […]Read more
We all go through endings. Sometimes we say goodbye to friends, family, lovers, partners, jobs and to those who have died. But do you understand how to handle goodbyes with grace, compassion, and kindness? Have you ever pondered that marking an ending with a simple ritual helps you […]Read more
Are you looking for a positive way to discipline your toddler that’s encouraging & positive and that enhances your child’s self esteem – not damages it – like the naughty step? Then look no further than my Easy Peasy […]Read more
I’ve taught this story for many years to children when I was a Deputy Head and Class Teacher – now I teach it on my ‘Can Do Kid’ Workshops with children to help them understand the power of their words as its message is profound and lasting. […]Read more
I was asked to do a phone – in this week on ITV’s flagship TV programme ‘This Morning’ around violent, aggressive and angry children. It was a follow up to a new documentary on Channel 5 about My Violent Child: […]Read more
Read my advice in Friday Magazine about drama queens and temper tantrums in older kids! “As the photographer positioned his camera to start the fashion shoot, eight-year-old Jessica pouted and turned her back to the lens. Her mum, Sarah, rushed forward to see what the problem […]Read more
One of my recent clients had an issue with her 10 year old son hitting someone in the playground. He vehemently denied it despite 3 other children seeing him do it. Another of my teenage clients hit a teacher and got expelled. He began working with me […]Read more
“Every moment that you use to criticise yourself, or others, is a second of your life wasted, it’s a moment of your life thrown away. Decide today to make a conscious effort to keep your mind above the toxic conversations, petty mindedness and Mood Hoovers! Surround yourself […]Read more