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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How Kids Learn to Play: The 6 Different Stages of Play Development & Why You Need To Know Them!

  ‘Play with me!’ You may be a parent who loves to play with your kids, or you may be a parent who dreads hearing this refrain and then you suffer pangs of guilt for the rest of the day! Play is all about having fun! Any […]

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More Play Leads To More Learning – Making Christmas Presents Easy

“Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth.” ~ American Academy of Paediatrics It’s coming up to Christmas and you’re probably wondering what toys to buy for your kids. I think it’s helpful to remember that […]

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8 Reasons Why Rough & Tumble Play, Roughhousing or Horseplay is Good for Kids.

    I was sent in this question for my ‘Don’t Stew- Ask Sue’ feature on The Sue Atkins Parenting Show podcast. My husband plays very rough with my 3-year-old daughter, but when they play, my husband hangs her upside down by the ankles at some point […]

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Sue Atkins: I love outdoor play because…

Outdoor play, climbing trees and riding bikes I used to love taking my kids to the park when they were young and watching them run off to chase our dogs, jump, hide, shout, whistle, climb and explore the natural world. Wrapped up warm with jumpers and wellies […]

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10 simple and easy ways to develop your young child’s play

The importance of play in your children’s development There’s a great deal happening during playtime. Little ones are lifting, dropping, looking, pouring, bouncing, hiding, building, knocking down, discovering, exploring, and gaining dexterity and kinaesthetic experiences. They are learning key scientific concepts, such as what sinks and floats; […]

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The Importance Of Play

Play is in danger of becoming a lost ‘art’ for families across the UK, as 21% of time-starved parents admit that they have forgotten how to play and struggle to engage their children in creative and imaginative activities that will help their development according to a new […]

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My Disney Junior Parenting Hacks around ‘Keeping Kids Entertained’ with Billie and Greg from The Mummy Diaries.

Keeping children entertained indoors all day can often be a bit of a challenge ? Parenting expert Sue Atkins explains to Billie and Greg why it’s a good idea to stay active #DisneyJuniorUK Instagram Check out my Instagram feed at @SueAtkins18 as I put up lots of super […]

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The Fun & Importance of Soft Play.

Whilst your school-aged children are back into their new term routines, it’s time to focus on your toddlers & pre-schoolers. If you don’t want to do a big family day out and are looking to save some pennies this time of year, play centres are the best […]

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Defining the Outdoor Classroom & Why it’s Important, Fun & Educational.

First Discoverers and Wesco are delighted to announce the launch of their new free childcare ebook, ‘Defining The Outdoor Classroom’. The latest in a succession of highly popular ebooks, this amazing resource is a comprehensive guide to every aspect of outdoor learning and play in Early Years. […]

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Why A Moving Child Is A Learning Child. Episode 29 of The Sue Atkins Parenting Show

Episode 29 Tweet of The Week @FloellaBenjamin ‘Don’t dwell on disappointment or evil others have done to you, think of all the good things around the corner coming your way. Hope, joy & love.’   Award winning social media website connecting Mums in their journey to […]

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Sue Atkins In Conversation With ….. Dr. Amanda Gummer Founder of Fundamentally Children, The Good Toy Guide & The Good App Guide.

  For the FULL INTERVIEW CLICK HERE   I caught up and interviewed Dr. Amanda Gummer, Founder and MD at Fundamentally Children who is passionate about giving children the best opportunities in life. As a research psychologist specialising in child development, she has set up Fundamentally Children which […]

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The importance of play for your child – with Dr. Amanda Gummer. Episode 27 of The Sue Atkins Parenting Show

The Sue Atkins Parenting Show is where we discuss every possible aspect of parenting, giving you advice and support on topics which affect your daily life. Each free, weekly episode is bursting with practical tips, techniques and ideas. Also, you can sign up to The Sue Atkins Parenting […]

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Pretend play – the importance of make believe and dressing-up games for toddlers.

Many toddlers these days are tech-savvy, able to master the TV remote, computer games and hand held consoles from a very early age. Despite living in this world of gadgetry experts believe children should also be encouraged to have fun in the world of their own imagination. […]

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Paying The Price For Our Parental Panicking.

Paying The Price For Our Parental Panicking Anxiety and depression; even suicide is increasing and it’s all because children feel their sense of control over their lives has decreased according to Peter Gray, a psychologist at Boston College and author of ‘Free to Learn.’ His research links […]

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