Would you smack your friend’s child for being naughty ?

I’ve just been interviewed by BBC Radio Birmingham  discussing this article where an assistant in Boots tapped a 3 year old child who had been knocking  bottles of bleach off from a shelf. I know myself falling out with a friend on holiday who let her 3 year old spit at his Dad and was allowed to rub […]

Colin Powell: Kids need structure

How can you help kids get a good start? In this heartfelt and personal talk, Colin Powell, the former U.S. Secretary of State, asks parents, friends and relatives to support children from before they even get to primary school, through community and a strong sense of responsibility. (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)   What structures do you […]

Get your kids focused on a positive challenge to avoid negative behaviour.

I am delighted to have connected with Seamus Lusk on Twitter as Impetus Engagement and here is a response to an article I wrote about Saying “NO” to your children with confidence.   “Sue Atkins helps many parents understand the intricacies of handling children.  Her useful advice eases issues parents can encounter.  On her website, […]

The Sue Atkins Weekly Parent Coaching Question

Losing the plot ! We all do it …. throw a parent tantrum that just seems to erupt like a volcano out of nowhere. So what can you do this week to notice when you are getting wound up, stressed out and beginning to lose the plot? Take some time this week to ponder 3 […]

The secret to well- behaved kids.

How often do you wake up like Mary Poppins but go to bed as Cruella de Vil?  Do you find disciplining your children difficult? The funny thing about discipline is you only really notice it when it’s not there. As a former Deputy Head and teacher for 22 years I saw loads of perfectly well […]

Discipline Part 3 – How to Control Your Kids!

The third and final part of Parenting Expert Sue Atkins’ discipline podcasts, in which Sue offers helpful, practical tips to help you with your kids!     If you have found this article helpful and thought provoking please pass it forward to your friends, colleagues, schools and nurseries……. because as they say … “Alone we […]

So is it a good idea to bribe your kids to behave?

I have been asked to appear on the Vanessa Feltz Show tomorrow that will be aired on TV in April to give my opinion on bribing kids to behave …… I’d love to hear your opinions and experiences so why not post them up here and let’s hear them ! So…… here are my thoughts […]

The Sue Atkins Weekly Parent Coaching Question

I am writing some new Parenting Made Easy CDs and Workbooks at the moment and one of the Coaching Questions that I always ask when I’m working 1-2-1 with parents at my Surrey farmhouse is: Are your rules realistic and appropriate for the age of your child?   So many parents I coach have idealistic rules and […]

How do you rate your partner’s parenting skills? !!!!

I was just talking to a new client and I asked her: How would you rate the parenting skills of your partner compared to you on a 1-10 scale? What are they better at than you? What are you better at than them? How do you complement each other? What’s the best things your kids get […]