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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Talking About Divorce Legal Conversations Chats

This week I’ve been a guest on both Fink Cards social media chats, answering questions about my newest pack of cards that I’ve written with Chris Longbottom. Talking About Divorce Legal Conversations is something both Chris and myself are very passionate about as we’ve created this pack […]

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Plus-sized Barbie doll placed on modelling Facebook page sparks social media debate

Did your kids get a “Barbie” for Christmas ? A picture of a plus-sized Barbie doll being placed on the Facebook page of Plus-Size-Modelling.com has sparked debate over whether toy companies should produce such a doll. The image of a Barbie doll, which includes a double chin, […]

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David Cameron: my children can use Facebook, but only if I can monitor them

I’m glad to see David Cameron is taking Facebook seriously, particularly as a mum of two “Screenagers” ! Mr Cameron said that watching his young children take their first steps into the digital world was one of the factors which prompted him to take action on access […]

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Using Facebook could help boost exam grades

I was surprised to read that students’ use of social networks like Facebook could help boost their exam grades, according to new research that I read about in The Telegraph today. I work with lots of parents (and teachers) who disapprove but it looks like time on […]

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Riot police were forced to break up crowds at a teenager’s 16th birthday party after 3,000 people turned up because she left the Facebook event invitation open.

Riot police were forced to break up crowds at a teenager’s 16th birthday party after 3,000 people turned up because she left the Facebook event invitation open. A lesson in there for us all ! Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2206919/Riot-Facebook-party-attended-thousands.html#ixzz27HOtNr9I Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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Did you know breastfeeding could save the lives of 1m children under 5 in developing countries every year?

Did you know breastfeeding could save the lives of 1m children under 5 in developing countries every year? On the 20th anniversary of World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF call on governments to bring in strong policies to support breastfeeding more – to prevent children dying from diseases like diarrhoea […]

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Is it a good idea for Facebook to make it easier for kids under 13 to join in?

Facebook is developing technology that would allow children younger than 13 years old to use the social-networking site under your parental supervision – what do you think about that? I’ve been in schools were the kids under 13 openly chat about being on Facebook and of course […]

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What Your Teenage Daughter Won’t Don’t Tell You About Facebook Creeps.

So people think that social media is totally ruining the lives of our children – well I’m not sure, but I do know we can’t afford to put our heads in the sand over it. A new survey by McAfee involving more than 1,000 teenagers aged 13 […]

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I’m excited as today I am interviewing Bear Grylls about his passion for getting kids OFF THE SOFA & OFF THE COMPUTER GAMES !

Today I am excited as I am interviewing Bear Grylls about his passion for outdoor activities. With today’s kids glued to computer games, ipads, ipods and TV I thought it would be fascinating to discover more about Bear’s passion for teaching kids to […]

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Teenagers Say “I Love You” With Two Little Words: Username and Password.

I read with interest a blog from http://www.mamarazziknowsbest.com/ that apparently teenagers have ditched wearing the traditional high school ring as a sign of love and commitment in exchange for getting the keys to their private, online lives: Passwords. The New York Times reported that teens are now swapping passwords […]

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Join me here and on Facebook to tell me about your ABC of adjectives to describe Your Wonderful Kids. Day 1 ~ Letter A

Let’s celebrate YOUR wonderful kids ! Join me here and on Facebook to add your ABC of adjectives about your Wonderful Kids. Day 1 Letter A : My Child is ……… Amazing, Aspiring, Awesome, Articulate, Adventurous, Affectionate and above all Adorable Now off you go AND TELL THEM to […]

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Should Preteens Be On Facebook?

Should Preteens Be On Facebook?? a guest post by Matt Morgan Facebook, the social network that was created as a collegiate exclusive site, has become widely used by teens and preteens. The site requires users to be 13 years of age or older, but the policy is […]

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There “must be easier ways of bonding” with your child than playing a game that allowed “gangsters to run over prostitutes”.

Parents are too often complicit in the sexualisation and commercialisation of children, according to Reg Bailey the author of a landmark Government review into childhood. What do you think? How do you manage that fine line? What are your boundaries? Here’s the article in today’s The […]

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Parties – Facebook – Disasters!

My son had a party when he turned 16 a couple of years ago – well he called it a gathering which I thought was really lovely and kind of old fashioned. About 15 of his friends came round, chatted , played on the Wii and had a laugh […]

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