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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Is Yelling at Your Children Verbal Abuse?

I was asked to contribute to the new Jeremy Vine TV Show on Channel 5 about whether yelling or shouting at children is verbal abuse. We all lose the plot at times & lose our temper & end up shouting at our kids, but what is the […]

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The Dangers of Taking Sodium Valproate For Your Epilepsy During Pregnancy.

In a special edition of Inside Out London, Tarah Welsh investigated the shocking truth behind an anti-epilepsy drug which has harmed thousands of children. She uncovers new medical evidence suggesting that birth defects caused by the drug could be passed down through generations of the same family. […]

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Paying The Price For Our Parental Panicking.

Paying The Price For Our Parental Panicking Anxiety and depression; even suicide is increasing and it’s all because children feel their sense of control over their lives has decreased according to Peter Gray, a psychologist at Boston College and author of ‘Free to Learn.’ His research links […]

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The First International Fathers’ Mental Health Day is on Monday 20th June.

  The first ever International Fathers’ Mental Health Day will take place on Monday 20th June 2016 to raise awareness of postnatal depression (PND), antenatal anxiety and childbirth trauma experienced by men. Mark Williams, who suffered all three after becoming a father and subsequently founded Fathers Reaching […]

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Isn’t it time to ‘Talk & Teach’ Your Kids about Mental Health?

Compassion, empathy & understanding start at an early age and they start with you, as parents, talking and teaching your children about all sorts of things including mental health. So I was interested to read about a new survey of more than 1,100 parents that found 55% […]

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Robin Williams – the passing of a genius and ways to help children cope with suicide.

I was greatly saddened to hear of the suicide of Robin Williams – a comic genius and a gracious and kind man. I loved him in Mork and Mindy and Mrs. Doubtfire. No one understands the silent battles people face behind their smiling eyes. Depression and despair […]

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The number of children suffering from depression is on the rise and more needs to be done to care for them, according to health experts.

I read with alarm that there is a worrying rise in number of children suffering with depression as the NHS says nearly 80,000 in the UK are suffering from the mental illness NHS says children as young as five showing signs of depression Called for better care for children […]

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Babies exposed to their mother’s stress hormone in the womb could be more likely to develop depression

Some people may be more likely to develop anxiety and depression because their mothers lacked a natural barrier to protect them from stress while they were in the womb. Scientists have discovered an enzyme present in the womb and in babies’ brains that appears to protect them […]

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One in three teenagers have felt so depressed that they needed help, a Daybreak survey has revealed. For help and advice contact Young Minds.

One in three teenagers have felt so depressed that they needed help, a Daybreak survey has revealed. More than one in six of the 11 to 18-year-olds who admitted to feeling this kind of depression said it lasted a few months, with 15% of young people having […]

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Are YOU suffering from divorce stress syndrome?

As regular readers of my blog know I am currently going through a divorce after 21 years and I have been quite surprised how harrowing I have found it despite all my positive psychology and NLP Training. Here’s an interesting article in The Daily Mail and a new […]

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The Hidden Side of Life – Depression

I was really moved to watch a sporting hero of mine Freddie Flintoff talking about Depression – we need more people to open up and discuss this very real problem so people feel supported, nurtured and understood. Watch it here on BBC i player http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b019gbpk/Freddie_Flintoff_Hidden_Side_of_Sport/ Flintoff: Depression […]

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