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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Babies need laps NOT apps !

I think this is the best saying I’ve heard in ages – “Babies need laps NOT apps ! ” They of course need laps and lots of real things to tap, touch, manipulate, experience, swipe, pinch and suck. Great post here from Kristy at Every Chance to […]

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Have your kids run up a huge bill on your ipad?

I have to say I’m glad to see that the makers of “free” web and app-based games have been warned by the Office of Fair Trading of “potentially unfair and aggressive commercial practices” that could target “susceptible” children to pay to continue playing. It follows cases where children have […]

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Could your family survive a Digital Detox?

How would your kids feel if you decided to do a Digital Detox Week ? With the news that toddlers are becoming obsessed with gadgets, I’m asking – do we need to really limit our child’s tech play time: Read more at UKMumstv

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Will YOUR toddler need treatment for iPad addiction?

I love my iPad but are you using them as electric babysitters? It seems that some toddlers play with iPads nearly half of their waking day and this is leading to withdrawal tantrums of an extreme kind! As a former Deputy Head I also worry about their […]

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How do I get my kids more into the News?

I spent a lot of time talking to parents about how to protect their children from watching the News when it is on a constant loop of disasters or bad, negative stories. But as children grow up and mature they need to be more aware of the […]

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Digital Parenting Made Easy

I picked up a copy of the excellent “Digital Parenting” Magazine from Vodafone yesterday – you can read really helpful articles and “How To” Guides on all things technical from Parental Controls on XBox 360, to setting up Blackberry Parental Controls, to teaching you how to put YouTube […]

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Create Magical Reading Memories Easily

  As a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher for 22 years teaching children to read is a vital life skill that I feel very passionate about – as kids who can’t read lack confidence, lack opportunities and are disempowered in all areas of life. I used […]

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The City Of Friends – a new fun app to teach your children about The Emergency Services

Thought you might like to know about a new way for your toddlers and little ones to learn about the emergency services as Bergen, the Norway-based CreaCon Entertainment has launched its first app for the Apple Store based on its preschool series City of Friends. The new City […]

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Mr Thorne Does Phonics

I am delighted to introduce you to a great friend of mine, a pioneering teacher from Solihull, who has become an internet sensation after helping almost a million people around the world to read. Chris has quite literally taken the world by storm […]

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Primary school pupils who use mobile apps on iPads, iPhones are performing better in school, research reveals

In a busy, hectic, stressed filled world of trying to get children interested in learning and being curious about the world, we need to engage them in new ways, and what better way than to download the Smartphone Apps by the Encyclopædia Britannica. In the latest […]

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