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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15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 3

“I’m so proud of you”     15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 1 15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 2      

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15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 4

“It’s OK to make mistakes!”     15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 1 15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 2 15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 3      

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15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 12

  “I believe in you”   15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 1 15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 2 15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 3 15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 4 15 […]

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Do you know the difference between ‘Encouragement & Praise’ and the BIG difference it can make to your child’s confidence?

  Rudolf Dreikurs the eminent psychiatrist and parent educator said, “A child needs encouragement like a plant needs water.” In other words, encouragement is essential to raising happy, confident, resilient children. Of course, children won’t die without encouragement, but they’ll certainly wither. They need encouragement to blossom […]

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Saying “NO” to your kids with confidence !

Saying “No” to your kids is such a simple word but so many parents find it difficult to incorporate it into their discipline strategies – it’s about feeling confident in your own ability as a parent so then the ability to say “no” becomes a powerful behaviour […]

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The Behaviour Blogs Part 4 – The Controllivitz – ‘Do As I Say’ Style of Parenting

The 3 Styles of Managing Your Child’s Behaviour There are 3 broad styles of managing children’s behaviour but what has the most influence on your child is your confidence, style and personality. Your style affects the atmosphere, mood and tone in your home. Your style is a […]

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The ultimate gift a parent can give their children is CONFIDENCE.

Nurturing Your Child’s Self Esteem In recent years the words “self confidence” and “self esteem” and “self belief” seem to have become very fashionable and “buzz” words and as parents we are forever being told about how we must nurture and not harm our child’s self esteem […]

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The Blessings of a Scraped Knee

  I was speaking with an anxious parent recently about her anxious son. It reminded me of the phenomena known as ‘dependency conflict.’ ‘Dependency Conflict’ is quite common in Western cultures where parents simultaneous push their children to be independent yet at the same time judge, evaluate, […]

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Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

This is one of my favourite books for children. It’s called “Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids” It is just the most super, simple, powerful and amazing little book that kids just embrace quickly and easily and I guarantee it […]

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My Disney Junior Parenting Hacks around ‘Self Esteem for Children’ with Billie and Greg from The Mummy Diaries.

Building self-esteem in your little one is so important! Sue Atkins shares some useful tips with Billie & Greg to help your child to feel more capable and confident ❤️ #DisneyJuniorUK The most important gift you can give your child is the gift of self esteem. Self-esteem is […]

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The Sue Atkins ‘Can Do Kids’ Campaign with the EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY BUTTON.

                Are you looking for a positive way to discipline your toddler that’s encouraging & positive and that enhances your child’s self esteem – not damages it – like the naughty step? Then look no further than my Easy Peasy […]

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A Quarter Of 11 To 16-Year-Olds Would Have Cosmetic Surgery To Improve Body Image. So what can YOU do to teach your kids to have a positive attitude?

As a new survey reveals that a quarter of 11 To 16-Year-Olds would have cosmetic surgery to improve their body image, what can YOU do to teach your kids to have a positive and healthy body image and body attitude? Half of girls and a third of […]

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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. […]

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‘Bedtime Blessings’ – One of my simple techniques.

  ‘Bedtime Blessings’ is a simple habit I encourage the families that I work with, to embrace as it increases happiness. Recognising and acknowledging what goes well in our lives builds the simple habit of remembering good events and not taking them for granted. It also builds […]

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

I’ve been working with a wonderful group of super kids aged between 7 – 11 in a local primary school for the last 8 weeks for 45 minutes each week running my After School Club “Confidence Classes for Kids.” We have had great fun creating our One […]

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