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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Do you argue in front of your kids? Do they see you make up?

I’m speaking on BBC Radio Scotland about how parents’ arguments really affect their children. It is normal for parents to argue, but the way these disagreements affect children varies greatly. We are discussing what parents and carers can do to limit the harm caused by their rows because […]

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Do you agree with Esther McVey that Saturday jobs help teenagers prepare for work?

I started out working in Miss Selfridge at 16 in the shoe department which was hard work but also fab fun as I adore shoes! But it also taught me about handling people, earning & saving money, the discipline of getting to Croydon on time every Saturday […]

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After the terrorist attacks – what to say to your kids.

Violence, such as the terrorist attacks in Paris on the innocent people on Friday night, can leave lasting impressions on children, even if they only witness it through news reports and social media. But you as parents can help your children process these and other senseless tragedies. […]

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Extra screen time ‘hits GCSE grades’ according to a new survey

I’m on Sky News today talking about a new study conducted by a Cambridge University that suggested that an extra hour a day of television, internet or computer game time in Year 10 is linked to poorer grades at GCSE. Read more here -> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-34139196  

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5-year-old boy given invoice and parents threatened with court for missing kid’s BIRTHDAY PARTY

              I’m on Channel 5 News later talking about the 5-year-old boy who was given an invoice and his parents were threatened with court for missing child’s BIRTHDAY PARTY ! For goodness sake ! Can you believe the BBC News website has […]

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Family life is under growing strain as parents have to put work before their children, a survey of teachers finds.

How do you manage your childcare? Do you sit down for a family meal most days or are you manic and dazed with all the rushing around you have to do? A new survey out by teachers warns that days of up to 10 hours in school […]

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Proud parents ! Great Britain snowboarder Jenny Jones surprise – UK’s 1st ever Olympic Winter Medal !

CONGRATULATIONS to snowboarder Jenny Jones – Great Britain’s first-ever Winter Olympic medal on the snow 🙂 Jenny has surprised the UK as well as her parents after winning an historic bronze medal in the women’s slopestyle at Sochi 2014. Jenny held the lead after scoring 87.25 points in her […]

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A potential treatment for peanut allergy has transformed the lives of children

When I was a class teacher I’ve had children in my class over the years, who suffered from a peanut allergy and I had to go on training in how to use an Epi- pen in case they went into anaphylactic shock. So I was delighted to hear today […]

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Do children’s toys influence their career choices?

Do you let your kids choose their own toys or do you try and influence them? A government minister says gender-specific toys harm girls’ career opportunities. But I just wonder how much the toys children play with shape their future prospects in the job market? We all […]

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The Obesity Time Bomb

I was interviewed on BBC Three Counties Radio ( Listen here ) this morning discussing the shocking survey that half the UK population will be obese by 2050 ! Dire warnings that half of Britons will be obese by 2050 are an ‘underestimate’, a shock report warns […]

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Have young people never had it so bad?

I was recently talking on LBC Radio about young people’s expectations and their hopes for owning their own property as today’s young face, including my own two kids, high unemployment, expensive education, and a lifetime of renting, whereas when I was in my twenties we had rising wages, […]

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Why your child NEEDS to make a mud pie !

“A chain of happy children trail each other joyfully around the garden dodging in and out of wigwams, wooden structures and plants. Others work intently, like a team of chefs, making an imaginary cake out of shaving foam, mud, leaves and whatever else they can find in […]

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Should parents drug babies on long flights?

I’m on the JVS Show on BBC Three Counties talking about this controversial subject now. What do you think? “Parents taking infants on long flights are turning to medication to help their children sleep. But is the practice safe – or a dangerous abuse of parental power? […]

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You know you REALLY should vaccinate your kids against Measles!

I’ve just seen that Measles cases in England and Wales have risen to the highest annual total for 18 years, says the Health Protection Agency. In the 1990s, experts thought they were close to eliminating measles for good. But now the World Health Organization (WHO) has put […]

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Conservative Justice Secretary Chris Grayling Defends Child Smacking – oh dear :(

I see smacking is in the news again today with Justice Secretary Chris Grayling saying that he smacked his own children when they were young and has defended the right of parents to smack. The Conservative minister, who has two grown-up children, told the Mail on Sunday […]

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