Small change. Big difference. Whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life well in to adulthood. I should know as I was bullied when I moved to my Secondary School and had alopecia due to the stress and anxiety. I also thought it was my fault. […]
An Age-old Problem That Needs New and Innovative Solutions What is bullying and how does it differ in boys and girls? As a former teacher I sometimes had parents in to see me accusing other children in the class of bullying their children when it was often children trying to assert their independence or […]
I’m reading Barack Obama’s autobiography at the moment and as a former teacher it’s got me thinking about prejudice, discrimination and tolerance. I think kids are born with wide-eyed curiosity and an instinctive sense of justice. While they certainly notice differences among people, they don’t typically attach stereotypes to what they see when they […]
It’s not easy to get back up quickly and recover from bullying & I should know as I was bullied in my first year of Secondary School and developed Alopecia (where some of your hair falls out due to stress.) Being a victim of bullying is challenging. But there is life after bullying. Your child […]
Parenting Made Easy ! Episode 30 of The Sue Atkins Parenting Show covering bullying, homework, mental health, smacking & terrorism.
In this jam packed episode we have put together a compilation of all the best bits of the last 6 months of The Sue Atkins Show covering the age old problems of smacking, doing homework, pocket money, helping mums and dads support their teenager’s mental health, tips to prevent & support your child if they […]
My ITV – ‘This Morning’ Phone – In Dealing With Cyberbullying – tips for Kids and Parents to Prevent and Stop Cyberbullying
I am doing a phone-in tomorrow on ITV ‘This Morning’ on bullying. Technology means that bullying is no longer limited to school playgrounds, street corners, or on the bus home. Cyberbullying can occur anywhere, even at home, via email, texts, mobile phones, and social media websites 24 hours a day, seven days a week, […]
A few years ago I recorded over 15 videos for Parent Channel TV now under the banner of Family Lives. Read my advice on Family Lives here about ‘What to do if your child is being bullied’ and watch this helpful video. Please feel free to share my blog with any family & friends […]
I’ve taught this story for many years to children when I was a Deputy Head and Class Teacher – now I teach it on my ‘Can Do Kid’ Workshops with children to help them understand the power of their words as its message is profound and lasting. I hope you find it helpful.
Are you a Peacock? Miss Popularity? A Fair Player, Mr Muscles, A Hero or how about possibly and sadly, an Outcast? Fourteen year-old Harrison Sanostri, from High Barnet, has written The Little Dudes’ Skool Survival Guide to help you identify all the different types of kids there are in school and to help you survive it when […]
I am appearing on ITV ‘This Morning’ doing a phone- in to help children and families affected by bullying after following the story of Casey Mahon who had her pony tail cut off by the bullies at school. I experienced being bullied myself when I was 11 and developed alepecia for a little […]
I’m appearing on Sky News today discussing this: Children in England are unhappier with their lives than those in 13 other countries including Israel and South Africa, with only South Korea lagging behind according to a comprehensive international piece of research based on a survey of 53,000 children aged 10 and 12 in England, […]
I am on ITV This Morning discussing same sex families. Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. My bullying diary can be really helpful to keep a record of the bullying that you’ve experienced to show to someone you really trust when you are talking to your parents, teachers or other adults about sorting […]
Here is my advice about what to do if your child is being bullied on Bullying UK and why not join me on my next Workshop with your child Sue’s 5 Step Self Esteem Solution Workshop to empower your child with the skills they need for long term self esteem and confidence? Click here to book. No parent […]
I know first hand how destructive, painful and frightening bullying can be as I was bullied, and developed alopecia, when I first started at my secondary school aged 11. So as a former Head of a PSHE Department (Personal, Social, and Health) at a great school in Surrey I know first hand about helping children […]