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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Travelling With A Toddler On A Plane.

  I was interviewed by BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester today about travelling with toddlers on a plane and keeping them occupied and busy. Here are my 10 Tips for Keeping a Toddler Busy on a plane. We were on hols in South Africa and the little girl […]

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What’s best a ‘Clean Break’ Agreement or ‘Regular Maintenance’ after your divorce?

I was asked to comment on BBC Radio Surrey & Sussex about a divorced man who has been told by the Court of Appeal to give his ex-wife more money after she spent all the lump sum she was awarded. Maria Mills, 51, received a £230,000 payout in […]

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Is Lembit Opik too old to be a Dad at 52?

Today I joined politician Lembit Opik, who was famously engaged to one of the Cheeky Girls, on his BBC Radio Kent Show as he has revealed he is to have a child with a Bulgarian lawyer at the age of 52. The ex-Lib Dem MP made the announcement […]

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In Search Of The Perfect Snack For Your Kids?

I’m discussing the new report out today by Public Health England. Half of the sugar young children in England consume comes from unhealthy snacks and sweet drinks, figures show. On average, primary school children have at least three sugary snacks a day, Public Health England found. This […]

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How to avoid sibling rivalry & the dangers of FitBits. Episode 28 of The Sue Atkins Parenting Show

The Sue Atkins Parenting Show is where we discuss every possible aspect of parenting, giving you advice and support on topics which affect your daily life. Each free, weekly episode is bursting with practical tips, techniques and ideas. Also, you can sign up to The Sue Atkins Parenting […]

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Counting calories and skipping LUNCH. The dangers of FitBits.

I was asked to speak on BBC Radio Three Counties about a leading girls’ grammar school that has banned FitBits and other gadgets over concerns that their students are skipping lunch if they fail to meet step and low calorie targets. Teachers fear that the trendy health […]

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How to Tackle TVs in Bedrooms and How to Talk about Terrorism – again. Episode 23 of The Sue Atkins Parenting Show.

The Sue Atkins Parenting Show is where we discuss every possible aspect of parenting, giving you advice and support on topics which affect your daily life. Each free, weekly episode is bursting with practical tips, techniques and ideas. Also, you can sign up to The Sue Atkins Parenting […]

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Are your kids ‘Fidget spinners’ – the new craze in school playgrounds ?

As regular readers of my blog will know I was a Deputy Head & Class Teacher for 25 years so I have seen quite a few playground toys fads and crazes in my time. From Ninja Turtles to those colourful loom wrist bands, to Tamagotchi pets I’ve […]

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Basically parenting all boils down to bowels & behaviour!

I had a fun interview on BBC Radio Leeds this morning talking about a book the presenter found in his attic. We had bathing kids in tea and vinegar to reduce their temperature, to putting whiskey in their bottle to help them sleep through.   We also […]

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What is Katie Price’s Online Bullying Petition & why she’s campaigning after what happened to Harvey.

I’m discussing cyber bullying on BBC Radio WM today as Katie Price has launched a Petition to prosecute trolls after a vile troll pretended to ‘have sex’ with her disabled son Harvey. The 38-year-old model and Loose Women star also re-posted several offensive pictures and tweets on Tuesday […]

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SHOCKING ! Almost half of six-year-olds go online in their bedrooms – and a third use messaging services like WhatsApp, a study has revealed.

I was interviewed on Sky News and BBC Three Counties Radio today as it is Internet Safety Day about a survey of 1,500 parents by Internet Matters showing that six-year-olds are now as digitally-advanced as 10-year-olds were three years ago. As many as 48% use the internet for […]

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Who should teach our kids ‘the basics’ and what should kids’ snacks contain? ‘The Sue Atkins Parenting Show’ Episode 2

The Sue Atkins Parenting Show is where we discuss every possible aspect of parenting, giving you advice and support on topics which affect your daily life. Each free, weekly episode is bursting with practical tips, techniques and ideas. Also, you can sign up to The Sue Atkins […]

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Were you banned from taking pictures of your child’s school nativity play? Has the world gone mad?

As a former Deputy Head teacher I’m speaking on BBC WM later today about the survey that more than a third of parents have been banned from taking pictures of their own children in the school nativity play, despite the majority of parents believing the rules are over […]

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As the world points fingers – Gove Alone – the real debate.

I’ve been asked to appear on GMB, LBC, BBC Surrey, Sussex, Suffolk to join in the discussions about Michael Gove and his wife Sarah Vine leaving their 11 year old son alone on a small hotel from 7.30pm until 1.30am. Here’s a fab blog from John Adams […]

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It’s the Summer Hols – do you leave your kids ‘Home Alone?’

As schools break up for the holidays, a children’s charity is urging parents to think carefully before leaving children home alone over the summer. I’m speaking on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester about leaving children alone. It’s a difficult problem as there is no firm law around […]

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