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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Recovering From The Pandemic Using ‘Tapping’ – the New Therapy for the 21st Century

  Today I was working in a school doing my Confidence Classes for Kids Workshop and a child told me he had be mauled by 6 dogs when he was 3 and had scars around his eyes to show me. I regularly use my Emotional Freedom Technique […]

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Teaching kids to let go of their worries.

I go into lots of schools doing my Confidence Classes for Kids Workshop and After School Club and I always do a Garden Of Dreams visualisation that helps children to let go of their worries, anxieties and stresses. But here is another tool that I use: The […]

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Is Yelling at Your Children Verbal Abuse?

I was asked to contribute to the new Jeremy Vine TV Show on Channel 5 about whether yelling or shouting at children is verbal abuse. We all lose the plot at times & lose our temper & end up shouting at our kids, but what is the […]

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Paying The Price For Our Parental Panicking.

Paying The Price For Our Parental Panicking Anxiety and depression; even suicide is increasing and it’s all because children feel their sense of control over their lives has decreased according to Peter Gray, a psychologist at Boston College and author of ‘Free to Learn.’ His research links […]

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Here are 49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child from Go Zen

One of my lovely Mums has recommended Go Zen and I love it ! Take a look – 49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child at GoZen!

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The First International Fathers’ Mental Health Day is on Monday 20th June.

  The first ever International Fathers’ Mental Health Day will take place on Monday 20th June 2016 to raise awareness of postnatal depression (PND), antenatal anxiety and childbirth trauma experienced by men. Mark Williams, who suffered all three after becoming a father and subsequently founded Fathers Reaching […]

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Isn’t it time to ‘Talk & Teach’ Your Kids about Mental Health?

Compassion, empathy & understanding start at an early age and they start with you, as parents, talking and teaching your children about all sorts of things including mental health. So I was interested to read about a new survey of more than 1,100 parents that found 55% […]

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Why I’m now using Story Massage in my work with parents and children.

Story Massage from Meg Fenn on Vimeo. Yesterday I was delighted to attend a course on Story Massage as I thought it would be another useful addition to add to my toolbox of ways to help parents and children. What is Story Massage? Story Massage involves the […]

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Less Stress – 11 habits of people who never worry.

We all worry, but some of us worry more than others but worrying is rarely productive and can be bad for your health. I work with lots of parents who are stressed, anxious and tense and they unconsciously pass their anxiety down to their kids, who pick up on their energy. […]

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Guidance on Parenting Alone – My Interview on The Mother Company

Guidance on Parenting Alone – My Interview on The Mother Company An interview with Sue Atkins The percentage of US births to unmarried women, increasing since the 1940s, has surged in recent years, according to the American Community Survey. Pew Research reports the number of single fathers […]

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Babies exposed to their mother’s stress hormone in the womb could be more likely to develop depression

Some people may be more likely to develop anxiety and depression because their mothers lacked a natural barrier to protect them from stress while they were in the womb. Scientists have discovered an enzyme present in the womb and in babies’ brains that appears to protect them […]

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4 Simple Reasons Not to Take Divorce Advice From Your Friends

As regular readers of my blog will know I am recently separated from my husband after 21 years and I know first hand how challenging, stressful and overwhelming this transitional period of life really is. I have been running my “6 Week “Separation – Putting Your Children […]

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Talking to your children about the Newtown Tragedy

As a former class teacher for more than 20 years I was grief stricken by the traumatic shooting in Newtown as that would have been the same as killing the whole of my class of 20 Year One 6 year olds – which just made me cry in grief as I […]

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Are your kids TOO busy?

When I was a Deputy Head and Class Teacher I used to watch as some children went from school to ballet, to swimming, to horse riding, maths club, tap dancing or to a tutor without catching their breath. They were over busy and some were over anxious and over […]

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Stress Control – Made Easy

I’ve been preparing and going over my talk on reducing stress called “STOP Worrying – START Dancing” for talk I am giving to a group of women in London next week and it got me pondering about the negative nature of stress and it reminded me of a […]

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