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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Divorce Without Damage – Your Parenting Plan

Your Parenting Plan This is an example of the sort of basic parenting plan that I help the parents I work with to create, as they go through the transition of divorce. It will help you think through the numerous issues related to co parenting your children […]

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What Every Divorcing Parent Needs To Know To Make Sure They Are Getting It Right For Their Kids.

  Creating a Parenting Plan Sitting down together with your Ex is never easy – but it is important for the sake of your children. I work with many parents on the nitty gritty, daily practical aspects of creating your unique Parenting Plan, which I can help […]

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‘But I don’t want to go!’ – making sure your child does spend time with their other parent after divorce.

One of the hardest things you will have to do as a divorced parent is to encourage your children to go with your ex when they don’t want to go, particularly as they turn into teens and want to spend more time with their friends. But as […]

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When it comes to divorce, make sure you include the money side of things.

  It is a hugely emotional time when you split up with your partner, and that makes it even harder to make sensible financial decisions. Rather than thinking through options and making a long-term financial plan, people often feel desperate to end the misery of an unhappy […]

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Kids and Divorce : An Age By Age Guide To Help Parents

    I have been working with two families going through the process of divorcing and what has struck me is how the news that Mummy & Daddy are separating can vary depending on the age of the children. How the news hits a 3 year old […]

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Children and Divorce: How To Answer Their Three BIG Questions

The first week back after Christmas is just one of the times when lots of couples decide to divorce. The catalyst is spending so much time together over the festive season. It can either make or break a relationship. But also parenting through a pandemic has been […]

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The 7 Emotional Stages You’ll Go Through During and After Divorce.

I always remind my clients that going through a Divorce is a process NOT an event and I firmly believe that it is similar to the grieving process described by the eminent American Psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book, On Death and Dying, that was inspired […]

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Helping children feel nurtured, supported and heard through divorce,separation and break up.

Divorce is stressful for parents and children alike and although reactions will depend on a child’s age, temperament, and the circumstances surrounding the split, many children feel sad, frustrated, angry, and anxious — and it’s not uncommon for them to become naughty at home or at school […]

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My child seems to have little reaction to our divorce. Is that normal?

My child seems to have little reaction to our divorce. One of the many questions I get asked when I am working with families going through a divorce is: “My child seems to have little reaction to our divorce. Does that mean they are OK? “ Divorce […]

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Why Dads Matter in Divorce.

  I’m working with a very sad, distressed and rather defeated Dad going through a divorce and I have been supporting him by championing him, believing in him, and encouraging him to focus all his energy on not fighting the old, but on building the new. I […]

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Sue Atkins has published some simple, inexpensive and practical Conversation Cards to help children and families talk about Divorce.

                        Divorce and Children: How to Answer Those Tough Questions Divorce is an extremely challenging, stressful and overwhelming time in family life and I have created, what I feel to be an incredibly important set of conversational cards, around supporting […]

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How You (As A Caring Employer) Can Help Employees Through Divorce and Break-Ups

Divorce or relationship breakdown isn’t something that staff will easily talk about, but it can create a lot of turmoil that will affect focus, productivity and effectiveness in the workplace. Here are five things to look out for in your staff and suggestions for staff policies to […]

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Divorce From Your Child’s Perspective. Things To Think About.

  Most parents don’t know the options that are available to divorcing couples rather than the aggressive ‘Going to Court’ option. Most solicitors in fact don’t favour taking your case to Court as it is expensive and can be very damaging to everyone in the family, particularly […]

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Divorce isn’t about winners and losers. It’s about working out a way to handle the separation with dignity and compassion and minimising the disruption to your children. Here Are My Top 10 Tips.

Whoever you are, no matter how famous or wealthy or whatever age you are, getting divorced is a major life change. It is stressful, challenging and painful. Here is an article I have written to help. Please share it on Twitter or Facebook or forward to a friend […]

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‘How Much Will My Divorce Cost?’ Everything You Need To Know.

Finances – This is the first video concerning the finances of a divorce. What’s it going to cost and what do you need to think about as you go through the divorce process.     I’ve recently launched a new series of free Divorce videos called -> Divorce […]

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