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’s your best advice for Kate?

As the royal baby arrives – what’s your advice for Kate?  

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KEEP CALM – IT’S ONLY A FUTURE MONARCH !

  How wonderfully exciting ! Saw this in a shop window and just had to share !

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Kate has it ….. Morning Sickness and what to do about it !

Yesterday The Palace announced that Prince William and Kate are having a baby – which is wonderful news. Then later it was announced that Kate had gone into hospital to explore her Morning Sickness. Pregnancy Sickness Support is the only UK based charity supporting women with this […]

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Get real, girls – pain is part of childbirth !

The new guidelines, announced last week, instruct GPs to encourage women to have natural labours with as little medical help as possible. The reason? Caesareans cost the NHS £1,200 a time, while epidurals are around £200. Unsurprisingly, people have expressed outrage, with critics condemning it as barbaric […]

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Did you know breastfeeding could save the lives of 1m children under 5 in developing countries every year?

Did you know breastfeeding could save the lives of 1m children under 5 in developing countries every year? On the 20th anniversary of World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF call on governments to bring in strong policies to support breastfeeding more – to prevent children dying from diseases like diarrhoea […]

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7 Tips for Creating a Safe Sleep Space for Your Baby

Today I’m delighted to welcome Roxanne Porter as my guest blogger who has been caring for families for over 15 years on her website called Nanny Jobs in an attempt to reach more qualified nannies looking for work in the United States and Canada. She is here […]

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Educational TV for Babies? It Doesn’t Exist

The television has many names – TV, the telly, the box, the electric “babysitter”… While the last one is usually said in jest, the sad fact is there is more truth to it today than there should be. In decades past and when I was growing up, whether and […]

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What’s up Mum ?

What’s up Mum is an educational resource set up in conjunction with the HSE to provide advise and information to all pregnant women and new families. They have some really lovely, helpful and informative videos so go and explore http://www.mediaconcepts.ie/whatsupmum/

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Babies left to cry are highly stressed.

It often divides parents – the “let them cry” – “don’t let them cry” debate but a study in the University of Texas has found unsurprisingly that that babies left to cry have elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol, even after they have learned to settle themselves. Read […]

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Paternity leave: Don’t we all benefit if new dads stay at home ?

I’ve just discovered downloading the Sunday papers on my Kindle ! Bliss ! So I read with interest Jemima Lewis’ article in The Sunday Telegraph about how paternity leave is good not only for children and mothers, but can help the economy, too. What do you think ? […]

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Many men want to share the pain of waking up in the night & treading on the Lego

In the Queen’s Speech at the state opening of parliament yesterday it was revealed that the coalition government plan to revolutionise maternity leave by allowing parents to split it between themselves. The move could allow mothers to return to work earlier after the birth of a child, […]

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The NHS is desperately short of midwives, and the shortage affects every region of England

I remember arriving at Mayday Hospital at 3.15 am after my waters broke with my first baby – excited, terrified and uncertain about what was happening to me. The midwives who helped reassure me, looked after me and helped me deliver (2 weeks early) my son Will into this […]

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Want to avoid giving birth to a fussy eater? Vary your diet during pregnancy !

Apparently women who have a varied diet in pregnancy may be less likely to have a child who is a fussy eater ! A decade of research has linked the smells and tastes that a baby is exposed to in its first few weeks and months of […]

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Something to make you chuckle – this adorable giggling baby and the vacuum cleaner !

Something to make you smile this morning ! This adorable baby had a hilarious reaction to a vacuum cleaner and the giggling baby has become an overnight internet sensation after his mum filmed him playing with a vacuum cleaner  

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Baby advice – from weaning to walking

Here are my pinterest articles on babies from weaning to walking http://pinterest.com/TheSueAtkins/babies/

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