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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Handling ‘The News’ With Children.

  I’ve recently had two children referred to me who have a fear of being shot by a terrorist after watching the news about the terrible attack on Ukraine The problem with 24/7 News coverage is that it blows out of proportion the amount of bad things […]

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Should I let my baby cry itself to sleep?

  I receive many questions for my The Sue Atkins Parenting Show Podcast about babies & sleep: Is letting your baby cry itself to sleep at night cruel and unnatural or no big deal? What is best for your baby: crying itself to sleep, controlled crying or […]

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Here are some ideas to get your teenager’s sleep habits back on track for school…… !

  When my son was 19 and went to Brunel University to study journalism. I used to feel exasperated about his morning routine! But if you, like me, have had arguments about getting your teenager out of bed before midday you are not alone ! It’s a […]

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The Peter Pan Generation in danger of reaching 40 and still relying on “pocket money” from their parents.

Kids approaching their 30s are still dependent on their parents for financial support – and even the ironing, a report warns out today! The apparent ease with which young people once seemed to land well-paid jobs and get on the housing ladder meant that those who are […]

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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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How do YOU teach your kids about booze?

I was on The Vanessa Feltz Show on BBC Radio London talking about the two mothers were refused alcoholic drinks in a pub because the barman said it would “inappropriate” for them to drink in front of their children. You can read the story here in The […]

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Children Just Need Sleep, Not Sleepovers!

SHORT of hearing your child say they want to grow up to be the next Katie Price or a professional drug-runner there can be fewer dread statements than: “Can I go on a sleepover?” As a parent of two teenagers I’ve been through this experience of being […]

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I went head to head live on BBC Radio Sheffield with Katie Hopkins on the importance of baby names

Today the most popular list of baby names has been revealed with Harry and Amelia topping the list this year.   I’ve just been head to head with Katie Hopkins from The Apprentice live on BBC Radio Sheffield who believes that you can apparently judge whether children […]

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So did the last generation understand that ‘less-is-more’ when it comes to parenting?

I read an interesting article by John Rosemond in The Lacrosse Tribune about bringing up kids. What do you think of John’s thoughts?   “The so-called “good old days” really were better. For example, if the data is correct, then the state of parenting in America has been in slow […]

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Have young people never had it so bad?

I was recently talking on LBC Radio about young people’s expectations and their hopes for owning their own property as today’s young face, including my own two kids, high unemployment, expensive education, and a lifetime of renting, whereas when I was in my twenties we had rising wages, […]

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Why oh why are our children becoming more & more unhappy?

Young teenagers are becoming increasingly unhappy, with growing concerns about school, their appearance and the amount of choice and freedom they have, a report has warned. The study, published by the Children’s Society following interviews with 42,000 children aged between eight and 17, found that after a […]

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Your child’s money habits are formed by the age of 7 !

What was it the Jesuits always said, “Give me a child until the age of 7 and I will show you the man?” Well here’s some research along the same lines as the government-backed Money Advice Service has warned parents “not to underestimate the effect of their […]

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Primary school kids in England could be ranked nationally at 11 – is that really a good idea?

There is a four-letter word that seems to dominate primary school policy these days. Data. And there is going to be even more of it if the latest proposals for measuring pupil performance in England are implemented. Parents could be told where their children fit into 10 […]

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Thumb Blowing – The New & Very Dangerous Fainting Game for Teens

I’ve just been interviewed by http://www.piratefm.co.uk/ about a 12 year old who was hospitalised and in a coma as he had a serious reaction to “Thumb Blowing” the “fainting game”. It all seems rather dangerous and foolish as teenagers squat with their hands down and blow until they hyperventilate & then […]

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Pills & Pregnancy – the truly shocking truth

k   As the shocking BBC Panorama report ‘Pills & Pregnancy’ hits the headlines – a campaign organised by the very wonderful Emma Murphy about the shocking truth about FACS Syndrome, I thought it would be helpful to tell you about the Top 30 Autism Spectrum Blogs […]

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