“Let’s wait until tea time” – teaching the art of WAITING !

  I was working in a school  & one of the lovely dedicated teachers called Steve told me about how the French bake cakes with their kids on Saturday mornings & don’t eat them until tea time in the afternoon. It got me pondering. Technology, TV & what I like to  call “placating parenting” has […]

A Long Walk To Freedom – Teaching Tolerance, Empathy & Forgiveness

  I have been asked to give a talk to a group of parents on teaching tolerance so children can learn empathy, kindness and forgiveness and I felt the poignancy of the invitation as I  have just come back this evening from watching  the wonderful film “Long Walk To Freedom”  – about Nelson Mandela’s life. I found […]

The Sue Atkins Weekly Parent Coaching Question

Losing the plot ! We all do it …. throw a parent tantrum that just seems to erupt like a volcano out of nowhere. So what can you do this week to notice when you are getting wound up, stressed out and beginning to lose the plot? Take some time this week to ponder 3 […]

The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story To Ponder

    Hot Buttons Here’s your Wednesday story from my never-ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil. Mole was driving along a motorway with his good friend, Badger. Mole was enjoying the drive and feeling good about the world until another car, driven by Rat, cut aggressively and dangerously in front of him. Mole was furious. He […]