The Oops Plan – When Perfect Plans Plummet!

  You know when your plans don’t always go according to plan? You know ‘the best laid plans of mice and men’ scenario when even with the most careful planning things don’t necessarily work out the way you thought? You know that moment when your kids are tired, overwhelmed, frustrated, striving for more independence or […]

TIME TO SHINE: Important Ways To Nurture Your Daughter’s Self-Esteem

  I’m delighted to be the parenting advisor to the Disney Ultimate Princess Celebration: Time to Shine’ campaign in association with The Female Lead, Leah Williamson the Euro Winning Lioness Captain, and authors and Youtubers Kirsten and Aiyven Mbawa. Here’s my advice for nurturing your daughter’s self esteem and confidence. What we say and do […]

Activities to build self-esteem in kids ~ Tip 2

Failing Forward One of my favourite parenting stories is about a famous research scientist who made several important medical breakthroughs. He was asked by a journalist why he was so successful and he told the story of a very early lesson he learnt from his Mum when he dropped a carton of milk in the […]

THIS is what you say when your daughter says she is fat

How do you handle it when your daughter suddenly says “I’m fat?” Here’s one Mum’s approach – what’s yours?

I am shocked – how about you ?

Dad Posts Shaming Photo Of  His Toddler To Reddit with the Caption ‘She’s So Proud Of Herself!’ What do YOU think of this ? Read the full article here in The Huffington Post

The Sue Atkins Weekly Parent Coaching Question

Beat Bullying I’m passionate about stopping bullying in all its shapes and forms and I have created a workshop for children called Beat Bullying – Confidence Classes for Kids, and one for adults and a set of  Confidence Classes for Kids CDs to help build confidence as bullying can lead to crippling low self esteem […]


The bottom line is that you are the one who is creating your life the way it is. The life that you are currently living is the result of all your past thoughts and actions. You are in charge of your current thoughts and your present feelings. You are in charge of what you do […]

I LOVE Gok’s new show. Gok’s Teens – The Naked Truth

  I love Gok Wan and I am delighted to see him take on the fashion industry’s distorted images of what it means to be a teen. Gok Wan is now giving troubled teens the advice, confidence and self-belief they need to tackle their issues and anxieties. I have written about teaching your kids to […]

Where has my little girl gone?

    As you know I have been interviewed many times on the TV and radio about the early sexualisation of girls and have written  about what I think about  padded bras for seven-year-olds, dolls dressed in high heels, and pole dancing kits for kids as I am the Mum to the very wonderful Molly – my […]