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.

Got a topic you’d like covered? Just let Sue know and your question might be answered in the next blog!

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Did you know that there are FOUR parenting ‘feeding styles,’ but only ONE is actually good for your kids’ health?

Raising a healthy eater is a full-time job isn’t it? If you’re a parent, you are well aware of juggling your family’s activities from football to Rainbows, finding time for homework, doctor’s appointments, play dates, sleep overs and much more. But an important part of your parenting […]

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Fussy Eaters & How To Keep Your Sanity !

If you suddenly have a fussy eater on your hands – you’re not alone! Lots of parents go through the same thing with their children as faddy eating is often a phase that young children go through to explore their independence, test you out and to get […]

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‘Food is more than Fuel’ ~ Sue’s Surprisingly Simple Tips to End Your Food Battles

One of the common themes on my Disney Junior Facebook Lives every month is about Fussy Eaters. I’m reading ‘Parenting Without Borders ‘ a completely fascinating book as it talks about the different cultural habits around sleep & how we probably create neurotic and anxious children around […]

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Why The Simple Act Of Eating Together Is Important

  I am a real advocate of families sitting down and eating together as it creates a bond, a connection and makes life fun. Kids can chat about their day, their worries or just spend time with you, and you can share your life with them in […]

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A Quarter Of 11 To 16-Year-Olds Would Have Cosmetic Surgery To Improve Body Image. So what can YOU do to teach your kids to have a positive attitude?

As a new survey reveals that a quarter of 11 To 16-Year-Olds would have cosmetic surgery to improve their body image, what can YOU do to teach your kids to have a positive and healthy body image and body attitude? Half of girls and a third of […]

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10 Quick, Simple & EASY Ways You Can Help Beat Childhood Obesity!

I was joining in a discussion on BBC Radio today about this hugely worrying study that has revealed that Britain’s child obesity problems are out of control. First official figures reveal 170,000 leave primary school overweight – and 22,000 are dangerously fat Just over a third of children […]

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I’m on BBC Breakfast talking about Fussy Eaters.

If you suddenly have a fussy eater on your hands – you’re not alone! Lots of parents go through the same thing with their children as faddy eating is often a phase that young children go through to explore their independence, test you out and to get […]

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McDonald’s are to put 20 MILLION books into Happy Meals next month to promote literacy

McDonald’s just might become the country’s largest children’s book publisher for the month of November ! The chain, which typically offers toys in its kids meals, will package four original children’s books carrying a nutritional message Nov. 1 through Nov. 14 with its Happy Meals, the beginning […]

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Tesco launches sweeter broccoli to persuade children to eat greens but is it a good idea?

Don’t you just love coincidences ! I was just reading my text message telling me that Tesco would be delivering my groceries in an hour when BBC Radio Coventry asked me to talk about Tesco’s new sweeter broccoli to encourage kids to eat it ! Convincing your children […]

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Snacking – is it really such a bad idea?

Today I’m delighted to have as my guest blogger Karen Le Billon who was born in Montreal and is based in Vancouver. Karen is an author and teacher. Married to a Frenchman, she has two daughters, and her family divides its time between Vancouver and France. French […]

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I LOVE Gok’s new show. Gok’s Teens – The Naked Truth

I love Gok Wan and I am delighted to see him take on the fashion industry’s distorted images of what it means to be a teen. Gok Wan is now giving troubled teens the advice, confidence and self-belief they need to tackle their issues and anxieties. […]

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What’s Skittles, Santa and Salad Got In Common?

  “There’s a lot of sitting around eating and watching TV over the Christmas period, so family and fitness experts provide ideas on how to keep the whole family active and entertained while the telly’s switched off. Thoughts of Christmas don’t exactly conjure up images of exercising, […]

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Soooo how do you keep YOUR kids normal, healthy and away from reality shows ?

  Michelle Obama has revealed that the President does not approve of his daughters watching “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” In a candid new interview, the First Lady spoke about her husband’s opinion of the reality TV show: ‘When they watch that stuff… he doesn’t like that […]

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Great Reasons for Family Dinners !

I’ve just discovered this super site Blog For Family Dinner from exploring Twitter. Come and join in ……. “We often hear about the long-term benefits of family dinner. Nonetheless, as busy parents, it can be hard to think about health and social benefits that are far down […]

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Lunchboxes, semolina and keeping your kids healthy !

I was just coming back from walking the dogs in the fields when I turned on Steve Wright in the afternoon and they were talking about a new report about unhealthy lunchboxes and semolina ! It made me smile and brought back memories of being on Lunch […]

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