Who should teach your kids about the birds and the bees?

  Sex education lessons are set to change with children taught about the dangers of pornography, sexting and online grooming in a major shake-up. The move follows months of campaigning from MPs and charity groups who argue the current curriculum is years out of date and does not reflect the dangers faced by young people today […]

Home Alone – When is OK?

I’m being interviewed on BBC Three Counties Radio BBC Radio Sheffield and  BBC Radio Berkshire by Anne Diamond about when it is a safe time to leave children “Home Alone” Deciding if your child is ready to be left home alone can be a tricky decision. I remember incrementally leaving Will and Molly alone while […]

Great NEWS! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third baby – let’s talk ‘Middle Child Syndrome!’ Episode 35 of The Sue Atkins Parenting Show.

  Episode 35 Tweet of the Week To mark ‘Organ Donation Week’ @NHSOrganDonor #YesIDonate Topic 1 Discussing the lovely news about a new Royal Baby on BBC Three Counties Radio My articles on Morning Sickness  Hyperemesis gravidarum (severe morning sickness)   In this episode we discuss the affects on other children in the family who have a very sick […]

Do you prefer your children to be showboaters rather than Einsteins ?

I’ve been interviewed on BBC Three Counties Radio today about a new survey that suggests mothers prefer children to be showboaters rather than Einsteins. Intelligence is low down on the list of personality traits mothers would most like to see in their children, a survey has shown. Rather than raising a little genius, the majority […]

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 monitors are having a bad effect on teenagers […]

Girls, Make – Up and Katie Price’s daughter Princess.

I see Katie Price’s 8 year old daughter Princess is in the news about the amount of make – up her mum has let her wear. I’m talking about it on BBC Radio Three Counties later today. Apparently Katie dyes Junior’s hair and allows Princess to wear heavy make- up and false nails. It’s very […]

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 today. The obesity epidemic could be far worse […]

Are our kids growing up too quickly nowadays?

Today I was on BBC Three Counties Radio and The Vanessa Feltz Show on BBC Radio London discussing the NetMums Survey suggesting that kids are all grown up at 12 these days instead of at 16 in previous generations. Click on the link to read more in The Daily Mirror I want you to do something […]

Read Kirstie Allsopp’s view of the NCT and tell me what you think

I attended the National Childbirth Trust ante natal classes way back when I had my son Will – who is now 20 and I found them to be helpfuI. I also took the local ante natal classes recommended by my doctor. I enjoyed and learnt from both. Kirstie Allsopp is in the news today criticising […]

What do YOU think of the Government’s new initiative to offer Parenting Classes ?

We go on courses from marketing to management but still get embarrassed to say we’d like to go on a parenting class – why is that? I’ve been interviewed on BBC Three Counties Radio and BBC Radio Sheffield today discussing the new Government’s initiative to offer free parenting classes to parents. The standard objection is […]

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 ?