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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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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Why is Sugar Bad For Me Mummy? – Simple Ways To Talk to Your Kids About Sugar.

I read a fascinating blog post by Emelie Kamp a licensed nutritional counsellor & author of The Sugar Story about ‘How to Talk to Your Kids About Sugar.’ Emilie teaches courses about sugar, but when her five-year-old niece asked her, “Aunt Emelie, why is sugar bad for me?”, […]

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The Ultimate 9 Top Tips To Riding A Bike Without Stabilisers.

Cycling for the first time without stabilisers can be a very powerful memory for you, and for your child. It’s a milestone, a rite of passage and marks an achievement that will help build your child’s confidence and natural sense of adventure. And teaching your child to […]

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What are your favourite ‘Get-Off-the-Sofa Games?’

Kids need exercise! Today’s kids are getting overweight! You’ve heard people screaming about it everywhere, but I’d love to hear your ways to come up with safe, easy ways for children to get their hearts pumping and muscles working? What are your favourite simple, fun activities that […]

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How cannabis alters the teenage brain.

When a teenager smokes cannabis are they permanently damaging their brain and dulling their intellect for a lifetime? The dangers of smoking cannabis, and the potential health benefits, have been a source of controversy for many years. The latest study on the drug suggested heavy and prolonged […]

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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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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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Fat Britain: Tackling the obesity epidemic – what’s the solution?

I am speaking on LBC Radio tomorrow at 9.10 am on obesity in children in the UK. We are discussing this article and report in The Daily Mail Obesity rates in Britain are soaring with nearly a quarter of adults now classed as clinically obese. Despite Government […]

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Get a wriggle on

We all know that exercise is good for us, but new guidelines from the Chief Medical Officer say that this shouldn’t be limited to trips to the gym or jogging to work. Instead we should be thinking about encouraging physical activity from a really young age – […]

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