Cultivating Empathy in an Angry World: Teaching Children Kindness Online and Offline

In a world often fraught with division and misunderstanding, the importance of empathy cannot be overstated in my opinion. We live in an angry world. Where division separates us from kindness, respect, compassion & love for one another. We seem to be in danger of losing tolerance for others. Empathy is the cornerstone of meaningful […]

How do we help our kids learn how to say, ‘I’m sorry!’ and really mean it?

Apologies are hard aren’t they? They are even harder for kids! Sometimes “I’m sorry” comes out of your child’s mouth, but the words aren’t genuine, and the behaviour doesn’t change. Apologies should be about repairing a connection — not just about saying some words! How do we help our kids learn how to say, ‘I’m […]

The Power of Vulnerability & ‘Daring Greatly’ While Parenting In A Pandemic

  I am part of a Group called The Adler Café as I study the psychology of Alfred Adler as part of my continued professional development and we meet up monthly through Zoom since lockdown. Alfred Adler was an Austrian physician and psychiatrist who is best-known for forming the school of thought known as Individual […]

The Sue Atkins Weekly Parenting Question.

 I have been pondering tolerance and how we teach that important value to our children in an angry world. But just for this week I want you to ponder how you teach your children to be tolerant, respectful  and empathic to others.  Children are constantly watching, listening and learning from you so this week notice […]

A Long Walk To Freedom – Teaching Tolerance, Empathy & Forgiveness

  I have been asked to give a talk to a group of parents on teaching tolerance so children can learn empathy, kindness and forgiveness and I felt the poignancy of the invitation as I  have just come back this evening from watching  the wonderful film “Long Walk To Freedom”  – about Nelson Mandela’s life. I found […]