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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15 of the best children’s books about Christmas

Get into the festive spirit with some Christmas-themed bedtime stories – perfect to snuggle up to in front of the tree, sipping hot chocolate 🙂 From wintery classics to new favourites about Father Christmas and his life in the North Pole, this reading list is suitable for all […]

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Reading for pleasure: 10 + simple ideas to inspire your child to read more.

It’s #ChildrensBookWeek so I thought I’d give you some ideas around reading for pleasure. Reading for pleasure is so important for children & it can benefit your child’s education, social and cognitive development, their wellbeing, and their mental health. Reading with children can help to create a […]

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WHY DADS SHOULD READ WITH THEIR KIDS?

  Today I am delighted to have Dan Freedman one of the UK’s leading football fiction writer as my guest blogger today. Dan worked at the top level of football for the last decade – writing for the FA, the Premier League and attending two World Cups – […]

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McDonald’s are to put 20 MILLION books into Happy Meals next month to promote literacy

McDonald’s just might become the country’s largest children’s book publisher for the month of November ! The chain, which typically offers toys in its kids meals, will package four original children’s books carrying a nutritional message Nov. 1 through Nov. 14 with its Happy Meals, the beginning […]

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Generation Xbox: ‘Alarming’ drop in fathers helping children to read

There’s an alarming study out by The Literacy Trust showing a drop in the number of fathers encouraging their children to read 🙁 The study by the National Literacy Trust shows one in three dads give no reading encouragement to their children to read at all – […]

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It’s Dyslexia Awareness Month

I’m delighted to have been published in Magic Town as their guest blogger, as October is dyslexia awareness month, so I have some guidance for parents whose children may be struggling with reading because of dyslexia . Have you ever studied a foreign language and been confused by […]

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The Bullet Point Generation

I was talking to a lovely Dad about helping his kids to read more often and it dawned on me that our kids read a great deal from the Internet where articles are short and very often in bite sized chunks and in bullet points (and I should […]

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My Back to School Reading Tips

Today I’m delighted to be published in Magic Town the place where stories live ! This month my blog post is about My Back to School Reading Tips Here’s an excerpt from my post. “When I was a teacher, I loved story time with my students. I […]

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Give a hoot !

As a former Deputy Head teacher I just love this little poster from The Reading Kingdom so make a committment today as the New School Term begins here in the UK to get involved in your child’s learning !

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How the Olympics can inspire your kids to read too !

Today I’m delighted to be published in Magic Town the place where stories live ! This month my blog post was inspired by my 3 visits to the London Olympics and it got me pondering about how to use such an historic event to inspire your kids […]

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The Sue Atkins Weekly Parent Coaching Question

How can I encourage my kids to read more ?

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Half of the prison population cannot read…….. make reading for 15 minutes with your kids your PRIORITY !

As a former Deputy Head and class teacher and of course now as a writer, I am supporting the Evening Standard’s Campaign “GET LONDON READING” because being able to read empowers children and adults alike and gives people confidence, self esteem and a key life skill. Here is an uplifting article […]

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Scandal of the homes with not a single book to read.

As a former Deputy Head teacher and class teacher for 22 years I was appalled by the latest survey by the London Evening Standard that points out that thousands of 11 year olds start their secondary school with a reading age of 7. I was interviewed on London […]

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Reading – the key skill of success

I’ve been working in quite a few schools recently teaching my “Confidence Classes for Kids” workshop and I’ve noticed the different styles of teaching, mentoring and motivating. I was in a failing school with extremely low morale a couple of weeks ago and found myself in full […]

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