Why is it that when an adult hits a child we call it discipline ?

 Building Your Children’s Character Without Smacking Them.   I’ve just come off the sofa on ITV ‘Good Morning Britain’ with Jeremy Kyle and Kate Garraway discussing smacking. I felt the pressure of 2 presenters and a lady from a Charity agreeing that it’s OK to smack, tap, and hit a child as it depends on […]

Hi I’m Sue Atkins I teach families how to be happier.

  Hi I’m Sue Atkins I teach families how to be happier. I was at a social event at Farleigh Court Golf Club the other day and someone asked me, ‘So, Sue, what do you do?’ I always find this a tricky question to answer as I do so many things but I just spontaneously […]

Dealing with Bullying – Advice for Children who are being Bullied

    I am appearing on ITV ‘This Morning’ doing a phone- in to help children and families affected by bullying after following the story of Casey Mahon who had her pony tail cut off by the bullies at school. I experienced being bullied myself when I was 11 and developed  alepecia for a little […]

My Top Tips on ITV ‘This Morning’ for travelling with kids on planes !

  I’m on ITV ‘This Morning’ chatting you through my ‘Top Tips For Travelling On A Plane With Kids’ Travelling with kids isn’t always easy but with a little forward planning you CAN enjoy your trip and relax despite feeling anxious about all the other holiday makers! We were on hols in South Africa and […]

Hands on Prince William is a top parent.

I was delighted to see my article on Prince William’s comments about being a Dad in The Sunday Mirror and The Sunday People. Prince William made his comments in a new documentary being aired tomorrow night on ITV to celebrate 40 years of The Prince’s Trust. Ant and Dec spent a year in the company […]

A Parent’s Guide to LGBT and Homophobic Bullying

I am on ITV This Morning discussing same sex families. Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. My bullying diary can be really helpful to keep a record of the bullying that you’ve experienced to show to someone you really trust when you are talking to your parents, teachers or other adults about sorting […]

Coming up on Friday’s show – me !

Join  me tomorrow on ITV ‘This Morning’ to discuss back to school blues and all things around homework to friendships to bullying. Coming up on Friday’s show – me ! http://www.itv.com/thismorning

Is it ever OK to miss your child’s birthday?

  As controversial and outspoken as always, Katie Hopkins’ latest outburst has hit a nerve with mothers as she claims work takes priority over her three children’s birthdays. Joining Katie for today’s big debate, ‘Is it OK to miss your child’s birthday?’, is outraged writer and mother-of-four Shona Sibary, who believes birthdays are a sacred […]