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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Why it’s not OK to call me ‘love.’ How do we raise daughters that don’t accept that?

A new piece of research has concluded that ‘Little Girls Start Believing Harmful Gender Stereotypes by Age 6’ Here’s a thought provoking article from Kate Horowitz in ‘Mental Floss’ Psychologists say little girls have about six years before they’re affected by harmful gender stereotypes about their intelligence. […]

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#ShareTheLoad – Why is laundry only a woman’s job? An important message for our boys.

A new action-oriented movement idea for Ariel that aims to discuss a latent but simmering tension point in society: Is laundry only a woman’s job? Wouldn’t it be great to build a society where husbands and wives share the load? Because where there is equality there is […]

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Do children’s toys influence their career choices?

Do you let your kids choose their own toys or do you try and influence them? A government minister says gender-specific toys harm girls’ career opportunities. But I just wonder how much the toys children play with shape their future prospects in the job market? We all […]

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Watch 500,000 girls aged between 5 – 10 years old asking “Am I pretty or ugly?”

Francesca Morosi is a doctoral researcher based in UK and she is just about to complete her PhD research on media and young girls, a project which was fully funded by a 3-years scholarship at Nottingham Trent University. Here is her fascinating PhD Project. “My main curiosity […]

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My posthumous advice for my daughter

My daughter sent me this as she embarks on the next phase of her life off at Manchester Metropolitan University. As I prepare to write her “Good Luck” card and am pondering what advice to give her – here is Caitlin Moran’s advice for her daughter……. What’s yours? […]

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THIS is what you say when your daughter says she is fat

How do you handle it when your daughter suddenly says “I’m fat?” Here’s one Mum’s approach – what’s yours? http://www.ivillage.com.au/%E2%80%9Cmom-i%E2%80%99m-fat%E2%80%9D-one-mother%E2%80%99s-inspired-response-her-7-year-old/154381

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The danger of airbrushing. Start talking to your kids before the beauty industry does !

I was invited to talk on Sky News and Channel 5 News about the wonderful new pack for parents that will help you to talk and teach your kids about the dangers of airbrushing as well as helping you to think about the influence of the media on their self […]

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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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Where has my little girl gone?

  As you know I have been interviewed many times on the TV and radio about the early sexualisation of girls and have written about what I think about padded bras for seven-year-olds, dolls dressed in high heels, and pole dancing kits for kids as I am the […]

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Why do all the girls have to buy pink stuff and all the boys have to buy blue stuff – The LEGO Debate

  In December, LEGO – a brand that previously could do no wrong – came out with a girlified version of their beloved blocks called LEGO Friends, and the marketers behind this switch were greeted with a bellowing, social media frenzy of “Why?” Now, a pair […]

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Girls at risk of talking too much, scientists find…..!

Girls who talk to their friends at length about their problems could be making them worse, psychologists have warned. The scientists conducted a series of studies and found that girls hoped to feel more cared for, understood and less alone by talking things through. However, they said […]

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Padded bras for 7 year olds, high heels for dolls and pole dancing – where has my little girl gone?

  Padded bras for seven-year-olds, dolls dressed in high heels, and pole dancing kits for kids. From every angle our daughters are being bombarded by messages about looks and sexuality they are too young to understand. Even primary school girls feel pressured to conform to a thin, […]

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