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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How the news hits a three-year-old is very different to how a 15-year-old understands and reacts to the news – that’s why it’s important to include your teenager in your discussions around your contact arrangements where it feels appropriate, to avoid resentment building up between all of […]Read more
This month I have been working with a wonderful group of parents who are all going through a divorce and one of their main worries was how to tell the children about what was going to happen and what to actually say to them. Children naturally […]Read more
Younger couples who come from broken homes have led a backlash against divorce, a report claimed yesterday. Lawyers said declining divorce rates over the past 20 years are the result of the bitter experiences of children whose parents parted when divorce was at its peak in the […]Read more
It’s vital that you DON’T make your children feel that they have to take sides. It’s bad enough that some family and friends feel that they have to. In this video I talk to you about how your divorce may affect the relationship you have with Family […]Read more
We all go through endings. Sometimes we say goodbye to friends, family, lovers, partners, jobs and to those who have died. But do you understand how to handle goodbyes with grace, compassion, and kindness? Have you ever pondered that marking an ending with a simple ritual helps you […]Read more
I found the Form E totally daunting so I asked Neil Russell to talk me through it to help you. Looking after your children. Separation and divorce are traumatic events for families. I wrote this journal for children going through divorce as it is designed to help […]Read more
MONEY ! It all rather bluntly boils down to the kids and money. It’s vital that you get professional advice at this time from an independent financial advisor. Most people are really, really worried about the money side of things but good financial advice around what you […]Read more
In this video I talk to you about how to tell your employer that you are going through a divorce. Lots of people I work 1-2-1 with struggle with what to say and worry how it will impact on their work colleagues perception of them. Also I […]Read more
I always say to the parents that I work 1-2-1 with that ‘Divorce is a process NOT an event.’ I also say that it’s not the divorce that damages children, but the level of conflict they experience, that can have long term repercussions, even into their own […]Read more
Looking after your own health and wellbeing is absolutely crucial in being able to look after your children through this really challenging process. In this video I personally guide you through a very important aspect of the divorce process – your own personal well-being. How will a […]Read more
Separation and divorce are traumatic events for families. Under such pressure and stress your energy for putting boundaries around your kids can seem like a step too far as you are so tired, but keeping your discipline consistent can really help your children cope as it gives […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more