Your teenager is the sum of their 5 biggest digital influences.

  “You are the sum of the 5 people that you spend the most time with.” This phrase was made well known by Jim Rohn long before social media became a huge part of everyone’s life. This means that now your teenager is the sum of their 5 biggest digital influences. Get talking with (not […]

What to do when your child says ‘Nobody Likes Me’

I was speaking on BBC Radio recently about friendship issues. Here are a few of my ideas about what to do when your child says ‘Nobody Likes Me’: 1. Offer a variety of opportunities for your child to play and socialise informally at home. Host a play date that’s not too long. Have some friends […]

Is it OK to choose your kid’s friends?

I read with horror Katie Hopkins from ( The Apprentice) admission that she won’t let her children play with friends that she deems beneath them… & I quote ‘that’s  what caring mothers do’ As The Apprentice star admits she targets playmates who are a  good influence. Well – good luck with that  overly controlling strategy […]

85 Children’s Books About Friendship

  I get asked a great deal about friendship issues whether they are between toddlers or kids entering into their teenage years full of angst & hormones! If you read a story to your kids about friendship issues it often takes the pressure off  them & offers you a more natural opportunity to chat with […]

How to help kids with friendship after lock down

          I have been working with a lovely 9 year old boy who has always found it a bit of a challenge to make and keep friends & his parents have been working with me remotely as they are worried about how the social isolation during lock down will affect his confidence […]

Why friends become invisible while you’re in the process of divorcing.

I noticed most of my dear friends were right there while I was going through the process of divorcing but not all ! Someone who I have known since I was 15 hasn’t been in touch to see how I was doing – which surprised me but life is all about managing the hands you are dealt […]

Tips for Dealing with Friendship Challenges

  Today I am delighted to have Annie Fox Author of many wonderful books including Middle School Confidential™ Annie’s new book series for 11-14 year olds as my guest blogger discussing:  Tips for Dealing with Friendship Challenges By Annie Fox M.Ed  “Just as we did when they were toddlers, we need to continue teaching our […]

The Sue Atkins Inspiring Sunday Saying

The Friendship Song Here is an uplifting video that reminds us just how very important friends are to us, no matter how old we are. Enjoy and feel free to pass on to all your special friends too The Friendship Song  

The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story To Ponder

 Here is a lovely story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil from my new friends  that I met on Twitter The Colour of Friendship “This story teaches us to recognise that we are different, and that it is our differences that give us the ability to take on different jobs. Each […]