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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My child seems to have little reaction to our divorce. Is that normal?

My child seems to have little reaction to our divorce. One of the many questions I get asked when I am working with families going through a divorce is: “My child seems to have little reaction to our divorce. Does that mean they are OK? “ Divorce […]

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The Top 5 Benefits Of Using A Positive Parenting Profile in Divorce.

MARY HUGHES one page profile   I’ve used Positive Profiles in my work for many years and can’t rave enough about their usefulness for improving communication, relationships, a child’s self esteem and self confidence More recently I have been using positive profiles posters to help children and […]

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Sue Atkins has published some simple, inexpensive and practical Conversation Cards to help children and families talk about Divorce.

                        Divorce and Children: How to Answer Those Tough Questions Divorce is an extremely challenging, stressful and overwhelming time in family life and I have created, what I feel to be an incredibly important set of conversational cards, around supporting […]

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Is it a good idea to announce your divorce on social media?

  Is it a good idea to announce your divorce on social media? Whether your surfing Instagram, hovering over Face Book or agonising over your chosen hashtag on Twitter, social media is here to stay, but is it a good idea to announce your impending divorce on […]

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Here’s 8 Simple Steps To Decision Making During Divorce.

Here is the way I help my clients going through a divorce to make better, empowering decisions. This simple process helps to lessen the feeling of overwhelm during this stressful life changing event where you have to make so many important decisions all at the same time. […]

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When Homelife Changes – Finding a New Path After Divorce

  Yasmin Patel’s One Page Profile   I’ve used one-page profiles in my work for many years and with my own family and can’t rave enough about their usefulness for improving communication, relationships, a child’s self esteem and self confidence More recently I have been using one-page […]

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Divorce Step by Step – What the Children Think

In this Divorce Step By Step video I discuss the importance of what the children think as you go through the divorce process. You may be surprised about their take on events. Talking & more importantly listening and being there for your children at this time of […]

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‘I can’t STAND my Ex’ – But Here’s Why It’s IMPORTANT To Work Together During Your Divorce.

  Most parents don’t know the options that are available to divorcing couples rather than the aggressive ‘Going to Court’ option. Most solicitors in fact don’t favour taking your case to Court as it is expensive and can be very damaging to everyone in the family, particularly […]

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A Very Modern Divorce: the new rules of splitting up

In England and Wales, there are still only five ways to get a divorce and three of those involve living separately for at least two years. Divorce in the UK can be messy, drawn out and extremely painful for the whole family. But it doesn’t have to […]

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What I need from my Mum and Dad – A child’s list of wants and needs during divorce.

One of the main worries of parents who are going through a divorce is how to tell the children about what is going to happen and what to actually say to them. Children naturally fear that they will lose one of their parents in a divorce or […]

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Parents who stay together ‘for the sake of the children’ are not doing the best thing for their youngsters’ mental health.

I was very interested to read in The Mail on Sunday about new findings published by Swedish researchers and supported by University College, London around couples ‘staying together’ 15,000 schoolchildren were examined to see how divorce affected them and the study found disparity in children’s mental health due […]

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How To Take The Headache Out Of Telling Your Children That You’re Divorcing.

  On Friday 8th January I am launching a new series of free Divorce videos called Divorce Step by Step. Divorce Step By Step has been set up specifically to help you address the range of issues and matters you have to face when going through a […]

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Debunking The Myth Of A Common Law Wife.

I’ve started filming a comprehensive series of Divorce videos called ‘Divorce – Step By Step’ where I will cover your emotional wellbeing, informing you of your legal choices and financial options, supporting and helping you with my ideas for positive co- parenting & I will also be […]

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Divorce Q&A Special

  If you missed it, last night on Fink Conversation Cards Facebook page we held a special Divorce Q&A Special with a great mix of divorce specialists. We had Sue Atkins from Sue Atkins The Parenting Expert, Nicola Ingram from Family Advisory Bureau, Chris Longbottom from Shoosmiths, […]

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I’ve been brainstorming – but I need your help.

  I’ve been brainstorming ways to let parents, employers, schools, counsellors & divorce lawyers know about my ‘Talking To Children About Divorce’ workshops, 1-2-1 sessions and conversational cards & resources, but I need your help. Please tell everyone you know from family, friends to colleagues, teachers, employers, […]

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