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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Navigating Through Divorce Positively

“One day at a time – this is enough.” ~ Ida Scott Taylor 1820-1915, Author Click here to buy The Divorce Journal for Kids Navigating through Divorce Positively A bad marriage can make parenting and life in general stressful. The loss of the family structure can […]

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Try The CRISPS Approach to Your Parenting !

Being a positive parent isn’t any harder than being a negative parent! It just takes a quick shift in your thinking and attitude. Here’s the CRISPS way to becoming a more positive parent. CRISPS Consistency: children thrive with firm, fair, consistent discipline. No empty threats! Rewards: Positive […]

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Putting Your Children First in Divorce

Putting your children first I’ve been recently working with a couple who are divorcing and we were looking at how to handle the new roles that both these parents now face whilst going through the transition. One area I discussed with them was accepting that their ex […]

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How to Give Your Child the Gift of Self Esteem

  The most important gift you can give your child is the gift of self esteem. Self-esteem is how you rate yourself deep down. It is a belief and a confidence in your own ability and value. It’s a gentle knowing that: you like yourself. you think […]

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Cooking up a happy step family is like a slow burning casserole !

Stepfamilies have a bad image. Think of Snow White’s jealous stepmother or Cinderella’s ugly sisters or at the other end of the spectrum, picture the unrealistically positive stepfamily, such as the Brady Bunch. But real life is more complicated that either of those stepfamily models and stepchildren […]

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Tips for Shopping With Toddlers at Christmas.

I think Christmas shopping and shopping generally with toddlers, is given a bad press! With a little bit of planning and some common sense there are many practical ways to take the stress, frustration and tension out of buying your father- in – law his annual socks […]

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Sue Atkins Sunday Saying: A Cup of Positivi-tea: Your Presence.

Your children need your presence more than your presents. ~Unknown    

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Christmas Is Often A Catalyst For Change – How To Prepare for a Successful Separation

Christmas is a catalyst. I often find that I get many clients coming to see me after Christmas about how to separate after spending more time together at Christmas. Christmas acts as a catalyst for change and the New Year offers a new beginning for many. My […]

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The Sue Atkins Sunday Saying – A Cup of Positivi- tea

“When we listen with the intent to understand others, rather than with the intent to reply, we begin true communication and relationship building. Opportunities to then speak openly and to be understood come much more naturally and easily. ~Stephen Covey Life can be complicated, but happiness…is simple. […]

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A hug is a brill gift – one size fits all ! ( Bit like a smile ! ) ~ Sue Atkins

A hug is a brill gift – one size fits all ! ( Bit like a smile ! ) ~ Sue Atkins

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The Sue Atkins Weekly Parent Affirmation.

I am patient, kind and understanding.

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Teaching Tolerance

I’m reading Barack Obama’s autobiography at the moment and as a former teacher it’s got me thinking about prejudice, discrimination and tolerance. I think kids are born with wide-eyed curiosity and an instinctive sense of justice. While they certainly notice differences among people, they don’t typically attach […]

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For A Minute! The Technique That Will Change Everything

    I bet you’ve had your child ask you many times to read a book or play a game and I bet you’ve said, “In a minute.” This usually sets you up to forget the request and you may end up not doing what you told […]

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The Sue Atkins Weekly Parenting Affirmation

Today is the start of a new day.    

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story: Failing Forward

  Here’s your Wednesday story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil. Failing Forward   “You can never learn less, you can only learn more. The reason I know so much is because I have made so many mistakes” ~ Buckminster Fuller – Mathematician and […]

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