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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What Drives Perfectionism in Autism & How You Can Help Your Child Cope.

  I’m working with a lovely 9 year old boy, who is on the spectrum, to help his self esteem and his perfectionism as it’s causing him anxiety. What Drives Perfectionism in Autism & How You Can Help Your Child Cope. In today’s society, perfectionism seems widely […]

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Could this new parenting therapy improve your child’s autism?

I was fascinated to read this piece of research that offers hope to parents of children with autism. For the first time, an autism study shows benefits when parents get involved in supporting their children. Around 700,000 people in the UK have autism, that’s about one child […]

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10 Signs Your Child May Have Asperger Syndrome.

    I have written many chapters on Additional or Special Needs in my books but I thought this article from Moms Pop Sugar was helpful to share with you: Asperger syndrome is a neurological disorder in the family of autism spectrum disorders. Because every child exhibits […]

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Helping Children with Autism – Some Simple Strategies and Parenting Tips

I have recently been working with a lovely Mum & Dad looking at their child’s problems with friendships at school and his bedtime routines. When I start working with a new family I say that’s it rather like trying to unpick a huge ball of wool that’s […]

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Today I’d like to introduce you to Dr. Robert Melillo – Autism, ADHD & Dyslexia Expert.

Today I’d like to introduce you to Dr. Robert Melillo One of the most respected specialists in childhood neurological disorders in America, Dr. Robert Melillo has been helping children overcome learning disabilities for over 20 years. His areas of expertise include: autism spectrum disorders, PDD/NOS, ADD/ADHD, OCD, […]

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Have You Read – Autism Parenting Magazine ?

  Here is a wonderful magazine which will give you the best information for parenting a child with Autism, useful and practical parenting tips on special education with specific tips on behavioural issues & sensory processing. http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/

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Research backs Emma’s FACS battle

I am very proud to be an Ambassador for the Charity FACS. Here is an article on my friend Emma Murphy and her campaign for justice for the families affected by FACS Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndrome. One of my fellow special needs mums, whom I met over […]

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Pills & Pregnancy – the truly shocking truth

k   As the shocking BBC Panorama report ‘Pills & Pregnancy’ hits the headlines – a campaign organised by the very wonderful Emma Murphy about the shocking truth about FACS Syndrome, I thought it would be helpful to tell you about the Top 30 Autism Spectrum Blogs […]

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What is PDA?

I am currently working with a wonderful Mum who is absolutely exhausted and overwhelmed by her two adoptive children. She has raised children of her own but has always wanted to adopt and give to children, less fortunate than her own, a stable and loving home environment. But […]

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The Top 30 Autism Spectrum Blogs

  As the shocking ‘Pills & Pregnancy’ a report by BBC Panorama hits the headlines – a campaign organised by the very wonderful Emma Murphy about FACS Syndrome I thought it would be helpful to tell you about the Top 30 Autism Spectrum Blogs to give you […]

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Dementia, Louis Theroux & making a documentary about children with autism.

I read with great interest this article in todays The Daily Telegraph as my mother in law has recently been diagnosed as having dementia and it has been very sad for my husband ringing up to hear slightly odd or disturbing stories about what has happened during […]

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Attempting to open doors for people with hidden voices.

Today I have a personal 1-2-1 Confidence Class in my practice at home with a lovely boy who has been diagnosed as having Semantic Pragmatic Disorder. For those of you unfamiliar with it here’s a personal account from the helpful website Hi2u that offers a range of helpful advice […]

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Do you think you may have a child with Special Needs but nobody seems to be listening to you?

  I have a friend who has just written her first blog about her gorgeous, handsome, sweetest little boy who also has a very different side to him, as he rarely sleeps, scratches, punches and swears and obsesses about his socks. He is six and so far no one […]

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The Top 10 Myths About ADHD

Both girls and boys get ADHD, and people with ADHD can be very bright. There are lots of myths out there about this disorder, and science is finding the facts to dispel them. Read more here on Every Day Health Go and explore this EXCELLENT website […]

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Are toddler tantrums pushing you to the edge? Learning from parents of children with autism could help steer you through those meltdown moments.

Here is an interesting article from WalesOnline.co.uk Are toddler tantrums pushing you to the edge? Learning from parents of children with autism could help steer you through those meltdown moments What is it about supermarkets? Is your weekly shop more meltdown than melt-in-the-mouth? Surviving tantrums is a […]

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