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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Depression is the most common new issue affecting young people.

I was interviewed on LBC Radio http://www.lbc.co.uk/ discussing the latest survey by the charity Relate revealing that mental health issues are bringing increasingly more young people into the counselling room. 64% of those counsellors surveyed said mental health/depression was the most common new issue affecting young people. […]

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Are Kids Really Prepared For The World Of Work?

I am on LBC Radio with Andrew Castle discussing the new CBI campaign calling for reformed careers advice in schools to ensure every young person gets quality guidance and at least four interactions with working life by the age of 16. My daughter started her ‘proper’ job two […]

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Is David Cameron right to praise the ‘tiger mother’?

  I’m speaking on LBC radio at 10 am today discussing a new push from the Government around helping families to raise happy, confident, resilient children. I’m always saying that ‘kids don’t come with a handbook’ and one of the most frustrating things about my work with […]

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Parents are resigned to teens having sex earlier.

Join me on LBC Radio discussing the latest survey in The Sunday Times that “Parents are resigned to teens having sex earlier. THREE-QUARTERS of British parents believe their children will lose their virginity at the age of 16 or younger and most allow their teenage children to […]

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Children ‘need pushy parents’ – but do they really?

  I’m being interviewed tomorrow on LBC Radio about “Pushy Parents” as Rosie Millard, the former BBC arts correspondent claims, in a new BBC Radio 4 programme to be broadcast this week, that middle class mothers and fathers should be proud to be “pushy parents” instead of being embarrassed. […]

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Would you feel happy about your 10 year old learning about legal highs at school?

I’ve been interviewed on LBC Radio about the idea that more should be done in schools to protect children from drugs by giving children from 10 years old more school lessons about illegal drugs and dangerous new ‘legal highs’, according to a government adviser. Professor Simon Gibbons, […]

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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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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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Sex toys for sale at Boots, prominently displayed close to healthcare products in full view of children

I’m talking at 4.10 pm on LBC Radio http://www.lbc.co.uk/ about sex toys for sale at Boots, prominently displayed close to healthcare products in full view of children. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2083701/Sex-toys-sale-Boots-view-children-Prominently-displayed-close-healthcare-products.html#ixzz1isivwbxJ What’s your opinion?

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UK SURVEY DISCOVERS THAT SOME 12-YEAR-OLDS DRINK 28 ALCOHOL UNITS A WEEK.

  “Children who drink at younger ages are the ones who need help most. We also know that children whose parents misuse alcohol are more likely to develop their own problems later in life” ~Simon Antrobus, chief executive of drug and alcohol rehabilitation charity Addaction I am […]

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Teachers worried as girls go top of the class for cyber-bullying

I have just been interviewed on LBC Radio about a new worrying survey that suggests that girls are more likely to resort to cyberbullying. Teachers will today call for an investigation into rising levels of poor behaviour among girls in the classroom. The girls, they argue, are […]

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