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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The Behaviour Blogs ~ Part 9 ~ If You Don’t Set Boundaries For Your Kids Who Will?

The gift of self discipline Kids who are taught through loving, fair discipline are happier, feel more secure, do better at school, don’t go off the rails so easily with drugs or drink and negotiate and function in the world far more easily. Without rules and parental […]

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The Behaviour Blogs Part 7 ~ ‘Tuff Luff’

Ms Tuff Luff believes that it’s her job as a parent to set boundaries. She sees her child’s job is to test those boundaries. She knows that kids will make mistakes because that’s normal and that’s what kids do ! She believes that her kids should be […]

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The Behaviour Blogs ~ Part 5 ‘Being A Best Friend’

Now if your parenting style is like ‘Being A Best Friend’ you believe that children like it if you act as if you are their best friend. 1. You believe that being nice and friendly makes your children like you. 2. You believe that your children are equal […]

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Got an attention seeking child ? Here’s some tips and they may NOT be what you think !

In my book called “Parenting Made Easy” I write about what to do with an attention seeking child. This is just a taster of what I cover in Chapter 9 which is all about getting your little darlings to behave easily, also you can download my comprehensive […]

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The Goals Behind Your Child’s Behaviour.

                    I’ve recently been working with a lovely Mum who has felt rather exhausted by her child’s behaviour. When conflict happens it’s easy to feel threatened. We often find ourselves thinking, “How dare you treat me like this!” […]

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Do I have to count to three?

Do I have to count to three? What you are really saying is —> I don’t expect you to obey me all the time, and do as you’re told – just when I get angry enough to count. Oh, and feel free to come when I get […]

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‘ I was smacked and it never did me any harm’ people always say to me but surely there has to be a better way?

Watch me talking about smacking on ITV “This Morning” with Holly Willoughby and Eamonn Holmes.   Smacking is back in the news again and I was interviewed on BBC Radio London about smacking as Children’s Commissioner Maggie Atkinson claims that under current law here in the UK pets and adults have […]

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The Sue Atkins Parenting Expert Podcast – Discipline Made Easy Part 1

Podcast Powered By Podbean Need a bit of practical advice on raising happy, well behaved kids? Listen to Part 1 of my Parenting Expert Podcast and if you need a few more ideas download my “Secrets To Well Behaved Kids” App now – it’s bursting with all my top tips, fresh ideas […]

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Why it’s NOT a good idea to be your child’s friend.

So many of the Mums I work with on my Drop In & Chat sessions want to be their child’s friend and don’t want to be the “baddie” telling them off or disciplining them. But that’s just not want kids need. Children thrive on boundaries, limits and […]

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The Power of a Positive “NO!”

Research suggests saying ‘no’ is not the most effective way to discipline a child. Purvaja Sawant talks to experts to find a happy solution for parents and children. Disciplining a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. After all, it’s one of the most difficult jobs in the world, […]

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Get your kids focused on a positive challenge to avoid negative behaviour.

I am delighted to have connected with Seamus Lusk on Twitter as Impetus Engagement and here is a response to an article I wrote about Saying “NO” to your children with confidence.   “Sue Atkins helps many parents understand the intricacies of handling children. Her useful advice […]

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Peppa Pig – Bad influence on children?

I’ve been interviewed on BBC Three Counties Radio about a letter on NetMums about the bad influence of Peppa Pig ! Here’s the letter on Netmums – what do YOU think ?    

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Is your child persistently aggressive, defiant, and explosive ?

Children who are persistently aggressive, defiant, and explosive by the time they’re in Nursery very often have tumultuous relationships with their parents from early on. A new study suggests that a cycle involving parenting styles and hostility between mothers and toddlers could be the key. The study was […]

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Yet again disruptive behaviour seems to have reared its ugly head!

I was in a school today to address self esteem, bullying, respect and tolerance and came away exhausted, disillusioned and despairing. The children were only 10 yet the atmosphere of lack of respect for the teacher, visitor, and each other was apparent. I am a very experienced teacher […]

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