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.
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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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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. […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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. […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
When Rhianna was badly beaten up by her boyfriend Chris Brown I took the opportunity to talk with my daughter about domestic violence. Having fame, money and status doesn’t seem to lessen the probability that 25% of women suffer domestic violence of some sort. I was greatly saddened to see […]Read more