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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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story To Ponder – Comfort Zones

  Here is today’s story from my never-ending note book and everlasting coloured pencil ! Comfort Zones Two seeds lay in a shallow depression in the field where the farmer had thrown them. As the autumn days passed, birds searching for worms, and the wintry wind, loosened the […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Parenting Story – Knowing Where to Tap

Here’s my Wednesday story from my never-ending notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil. Knowing Where to Tap At the end of the 19th century a wealthy mill owner was sick with worry as his steam boiler lay broken and his workers were standing idle. Time was money […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story To Ponder

“Response-ability” The magic of metaphor from my never ending notebook and everlasting pencil. “Response-ability” is a strange sort of word because it shows us that we all have a choice in the way we respond to the different situations and circumstances we find ourselves in. In most […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story To Ponder – Why People Like Clowns

Here’s my Wednesday story from my never-ending notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil. Why People Like Clowns “Why do people like me?” asks the clown. “It is because I make people laugh?” “They enjoy laughing certainly,” says his friend. “Or is it my colourful clothes, large shoes […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story – The Piano

Here’s my weekly story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil. The Piano A mum wanted to encourage her young daughter’s interest in the piano so decided to take her to a local concert featuring an excellent and famous pianist. In the entrance foyer the […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story – The Nails in the Fence

Here’s my weekly story from my never ending notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil to ponder this week. The Nails in the Fence Here is a wonderful story from my never-ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil that I taught the children in my Year 4 class many […]

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The Sue Atkins Story To Ponder – Forgiving the Unforgivable

I always enjoy receiving my regular email from Karen Salmansohn, a best selling author with over 1 million books sold – who is known for creating a new breed of books – “self help for people who would never be caught dead reading self help.” I enjoy […]

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The Bus Stop Dilemma

Here’s a story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil The Bus Stop Dilemma The question is, how long do you stand at the bus stop? You’ve been here awhile now, standing in the rain, gazing hopefully down the road. The first few minutes were […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Parenting Story To Ponder

The Scroll This week I have been pondering stress as I am giving a talk on it later today for a group of women at the WeLL Association inLondon. Here is this week’s story from my never ending notebook and everlasting pencil. The Scroll There was a […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Parenting Story To Ponder

Maybe it’s time to make some small changes this week that, over time, become big changes for the better and will create a brighter more fulfilling future …….. Today’s Wednesday Story from my never ending notebook and everlasting pencil comes from the fascinating HYPKNOWSIS website and is continuing […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story To Ponder

The Giraffe Here’s a story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil about teamwork and the “we” mentality. There was once a giraffe who was taller than his brothers and sisters – he was the tallest giraffe that anyone had ever seen. The pity […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story

FEELING GUILTY This week’s theme is the ” BIG G” – GUILT so here is a story today from my never ending notebook and everlasting pencil ~ “I don’t know quite how it came to be, but I got talking to a person overwhelmed within a situation, […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story To Ponder While Parenting !

Helicopters and boats   I love Michael Neill and I really enjoyed being trained by him on my NLP Practitioner course many years ago. His recent blog has just reminded me of a great story. So here is a story today from my never-ending notebook and everlasting […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story To Ponder While Parenting !

Here is today’s story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil ! The cocoon, the butterfly and leaving well alone……….coping strategies A woman was in the habit of taking her dog for a walk twice a day in her local park. She noticed a cocoon […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story – Pondering While Parenting

Belief is all you need   A man was lost while driving through the country. As he tried to read a map, he accidentally drove off the road into a ditch. Though he wasn’t injured, his car was stuck deep in the mud. So the man walked […]

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