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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What’s your best advice for Kate?

As the royal baby arrives – what’s your advice for Kate?  

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KEEP CALM – IT’S ONLY A FUTURE MONARCH !

  How wonderfully exciting ! Saw this in a shop window and just had to share !

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Congratulations Andy Murray – Wimbledon Champion.

Phew what a match – what a boiling hot day – what an exciting finish ! I’m exhausted and I was only watching the game at my friend’s house – and we even managed to spot her son Charlie on TV on Murray Mount as he was a former […]

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Holly Willoughby Loses Her Cool With Attention Seeking’Apprentice’ Star Katie Hopkins

I popped home the other day at lunchtime to hear my daughter say “Come & look at this Mum” – it was the attention seeking Katie Hopkins ranting about how you can apparently judge whether children are suitable friends for your kids by their names ! When […]

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Judy Murray – pushy parent or encouraging Mum?

I’ve been invited to chat on LBC Radio this morning about Judy Murray – Andy Murray’s Mum discussing whether she is a pushy Mum. I’ve met my share of Pushy Parents as a former Deputy Head in a Prep School but there’s a line I think between […]

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How giving fish regularly to babies cuts their allergy risk

Babies regularly fed fish in their first year of life are much less likely to develop common allergies when they get older, new research shows. Scientists who monitored babies’ diets found many of those that ate plenty of fish early in life were much more likely to […]

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Join me at The Sunday Times Education Festival

I’m delighted and thrilled to be a speaker at The Sunday Times Educational Festival in June. I’ll be speaking about One Page Profiles in education and in families. I’ve recently been interviewed by The Sunday Times and that will be out this Sunday so grab a coffee and […]

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Should parents drug babies on long flights?

I’m on the JVS Show on BBC Three Counties talking about this controversial subject now. What do you think? “Parents taking infants on long flights are turning to medication to help their children sleep. But is the practice safe – or a dangerous abuse of parental power? […]

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Today is a good day to teach TOLERANCE.

The Importance Of Teaching Your Kids TOLERANCE I was in a school on Friday and the assembly was incredibly moving as it inspired awe, wonder, reverence and dignity. It was about teaching the children about tolerance and learning from the past, and it was based around […]

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Is it a good idea to snoop on your child’s texts and social media messages?

Parents should snoop on their child’s texts and social media messages, David Cameron’s new advisor on childhood has claimed – but what do YOU think ? How do you monitor your child’s social media activity and keep an eye on what they’re saying, and who they are […]

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Most parents ‘lie to their children’ – what ones do you tell ?

I was chatting on LBC Radio today about a new study of families in the United States and China that shows that most parents tell lies to their children as a tactic to change their behaviour! The most frequent example was parents threatening to leave children alone […]

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Are YOUR children being raised in ‘captivity’ due to health and safety paranoia?

Are your kids out in the snow throwing snowballs, climbing trees and having fun – or are they stuck inside on their iPad and watching hours of TV? Prof Tanya Byron said that children’s natural development was being stunted after being refused the chance to play outside, […]

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Endless chores, life on autopilot and only Twitter for company … sound familiar?

It’s tough being a Mum – as this survey shows. Eight out of 10 full time mothers spend their week on autopilot A monotonous daily routine coupled with the demands of children and housework are to blame One in four mothers are forced to rely on social networking […]

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Clare Balding: ‘Playing sport has power to cut teenage pregnancy, obesity and female youth offending’

I thought Clare Balding was fantastic during the London Olympics – her knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm was infectious. In this interview in The Telegraph Clare says female sport should be given the TV coverage it deserves, as it has the power to reduce obesity, teen pregnancy and female […]

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No U-turn on child benefit, David Cameron says – your thoughts ?

David Cameron has said there will be no turning back on the decision to remove child benefit from better-off families. Speaking a day before the coalition publishes a review of its progress since 2010, the prime minister told the Sunday Telegraph the government had taken some “difficult” […]

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