Small Change. BIG Difference. How To Stop Bullying.

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. […]

What is Bullying and How It Differs in Boys and Girls

  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 […]

Teaching Tolerance

  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 […]

Learning to Be You Again After Bullying

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 […]

What to do if your child is being bullied – updated.

  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 […]

Dealing with Bullying – Advice for Children who are being Bullied

    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 […]

Children in England are unhappier with their lives than those in 13 other countries

  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, […]

A Parent’s Guide to LGBT and Homophobic Bullying

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 […]

What to do if your child is being bullied.

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 […]

Ten Simple Things You Can Do To Help Eliminate Bullying

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 […]