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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It’s A Marathon Not A Sprint – Wellness Family Plan

Wellness Family Plan You may be adjusting to the new way of working but it may be tricky now the kids are at home again if you’re still, or back, working from home. The novelty has worn off for many and the stress of juggling is […]

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Helping Children Develop Emotional Literacy & Self Regulation

  There has been much talk and research around emotional intelligence and emotional literacy that suggests they lead to better health, higher academic achievement and stronger relationships. I believe the skills of emotional intelligence are learned — and parents are the best people to teach them to […]

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Become Unsinkable – Learn Ways to Handle Major Change.

It’s Time to Let Go of What Was… I work with many parents going through the difficulties of major life changes and many of the people I coach are stuck. We are living through different and difficult times. Are you flourishing or floundering? In this blog I […]

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What Every Child Needs for Good Mental Health.

It’s Children’s Mental Health Week. Children’s Mental Health & Wellbeing is a hugely important subject with many key factors playing a part in helping children have strong mental health and overall positive wellbeing. Children’s Mental Health – What Is It? Mental health is the way the children […]

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‘Unmoored’ is the best way I can describe it as children feel adrift from their routines, their Granny & grapple with uncertainty

I have been asked to contribute to Education World India about the impact online learning has had on children. Here are my thoughts: With the sudden halt to in-person learning, many students have missed their friends, yearned to be out of the house, developed erratic sleep habits […]

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This Thanksgiving, many of our hearts are filled not only with gratitude but also with grief.

 This has been a devastating and challenging year for humanity. This Thanksgiving, many of our hearts are filled not only with gratitude but also with grief. Grief for the multitude of devastating losses caused by COVID-19 and for not being able to be with friends and […]

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Personal Musings on Being ‘In It for The Long Haul, Long Distant Runners and Groundhog Day’

  It all feels a bit like Groundhog Day to me at the moment. I’m usually ebullient, enthusiastic and bouncy – naturally – as I am lucky to be a half glass full type of person. I knew I’d find the nights drawing in difficult. The change […]

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Thank goodness there’s to be extra mental health support for new mums and mums-to-be

  I was pleased to read that Mums with or at risk of mental health problems should receive extra support at all stages of pregnancy and beyond according to updated NHS guidelines. They come a fortnight after the bodies of Charlotte Bevan, 30, and her four-day-old daughter Zaani […]

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The Mental Health Crisis Among Girls.

  We live in a world of growing perfectionism. From selfies to photo shop, young people are under pressure. They are under pressure at school to perform due to our obsession with data driven learning. They are under pressure on social media – mocked, scorned and ridiculed […]

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Parenting Made Easy ! Episode 30 of The Sue Atkins Parenting Show covering bullying, homework, mental health, smacking & terrorism.

In this jam packed episode we have put together a compilation of all the best bits of the last 6 months of The Sue Atkins Show covering the age old problems of smacking, doing homework, pocket money, helping mums and dads support their teenager’s mental health, tips […]

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Sue Atkins In Conversation With …… Mark Williams International Fathers’ Mental Health Campaigner.

Mark Williams is an International Fathers’ Mental Health Campaigner, Speaker, Trainer and Author as well as founder of @fathersreaching and Inspirational Father of the Year 2012. I spoke to Mark about his own struggles with mental health, especially around the birth of his first child. I explore the reality of […]

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Isn’t it time to ‘Talk & Teach’ Your Kids about Mental Health?

Compassion, empathy & understanding start at an early age and they start with you, as parents, talking and teaching your children about all sorts of things including mental health. So I was interested to read about a new survey of more than 1,100 parents that found 55% […]

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Dads can suffer from postnatal depression too … but they just don’t admit it’

Today I’m delighted to have Mark Williams as my guest writer raising awareness of depression in fathers. It follows on from his article in today’s Daily Mirror http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/dads-can-suffer-postnatal-depression-6248796#ICID=sharebar_facebook Here is Mark’s story. ‘The birth of a couple’s first child is billed as one of the happiest moments […]

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I’m delighted to see that thousands of teenagers across the UK will have school lessons in mindfulness

  I’m delighted to see that thousands of teenagers across the UK will have school lessons in mindfulness in an experiment designed to see if it can protect against mental illness. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33540242#?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter I teach it as young as 5 with the children I work with using a […]

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Dialogue First – Supporting Employees through Divorce & Separation.

I have launched a whole new series of Conversational Cards around Divorce for families and children called “Talking To Children About Divorce” which you can buy here so I was delighted to have been invited to The House of Commons on Monday night to launch Dialogue First – […]

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