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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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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Are You Dreading The Summer Holidays ?

  I’m speaking on BBC Radio about the cost of keeping your kids busy, occupied, productive and entertained through the long Summer Holidays. I always remind the families that I work with that the Summer is a wonderful time to build memories with your children that will […]

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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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Are we raising a generation of Calpol kids?

I watched this eye-opening documentary on TV where Doctor Chris Van Tulleken discovers the truth behind the drugs we are giving our children. Parents the world over have been known to give their children Calpol when they’re feeling under the weather. Whether it’s a high temperature, a […]

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Here are 5 reasons why excessive gaming is BAD for your kids.

If I had a £1 for every parent who’s said to me, ‘I don’t know how to get them off their games Sue – it’s just so hard.’ I’d be a rich woman! I’m being interviewed on BBC Radio Essex tomorrow speaking to a mum whose two kids […]

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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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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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Social media harms moral development.

  A majority of parents in the UK believe social media harms their children’s moral development, a survey has suggested. Just over half (55%) of 1,700 people with children aged 11 to 17 strongly agreed that social media hinders or undermines moral development. The poll was part […]

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Listen Again

I had another busy week, I do enjoy doing these chats and I hope you enjoy hearing my views too. I do try and post on twitter and Facebook when these are coming up so if you want to tune in live you can but it’s nice […]

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Study reveals what we all know to be true …. Parents DO influence their kids – particularly Mums

                I am being interviewed today on LBC Radio with John Stapleton discussing a new study that is fascinating but not really surprising – well not to me anyway…. that Mums who set high standards for their girls influence them the […]

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Dear John Lewis I’m sorry I broke a bauble… the values we teach are important.

I was interviewed today on BBC Radio London by Vanessa Feltz about the 5 year old who sent John Lewis a hand written apology note and £2 for the bauble she accidentally broke in the shop on Saturday. Vanessa felt it was unnecessary and over the top. […]

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“Drug Justice” FACS Syndrome

I have a friend who is an amazing woman. She is Emma Murphy and she is the co-founder of In-FACT & FSA. She is a campaigner & mum of 5 children aged between 3-9 who are ALL affected by FACS SYNDROME & she is raising awareness to help the thousands […]

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Listen to “Bringing Up Britain” on BBC Radio 4 – teaching kids resilience & character

I am delighted to tell you that I was on BBC Radio 4 at 8pm on Wednesday 10th April joining the panel discussing how we teach children to have a strong resilient character on Bringing Up Britain “Character can be broadly defined as the collection of strengths […]

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