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 Baby Blogs. Day 19 – Preparing Your Older Child for Your New Arrival

Having a new baby is very exciting but your older child may worry about what all the changes may mean to them as for the last year or two they have probably been the centre of your universe so it’s a good idea to prepare them for […]

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It’s time to ditch the new-mum guilt.

            My interview with Gurgle Hey, New Mum, meet Guilt. Guilt will be moving in for a while (well, indefinitely), and you two will be well acquainted in no time. Rather like your newborn, (seriously, if you don’t decide on a name […]

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Support for New Mums & Mental Wellbeing During the Coronavirus & Lock Down

It goes without saying that these are very challenging times for pregnant and new born mums. I am doing a Instagram Live with Bloom Classes to offer some practical tips during this lock down but for advice and support that is designed to help you find the […]

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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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Stop the Lonely Mummy Trap – my article in The Sun.

I was delighted to have been asked for my tips for The Sun newspaper about feeling isolated as a Mum after Stacey Solomon finally left her house FOUR WEEKS after giving birth to baby Rex. She’s not alone as Adele also struggled with fears and anxieties about […]

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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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What I’ll say to Adele……

I’m honoured to be speaking at The House of Commons again. This time I’m speaking on ‘The Effects of PND on Family Relationships And The Importance of Parenthood Education.’ I love Adele and seeing her live in Concert is on my Bucket List. I’m really glad that […]

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Looking for the signs of Post Natal Depression.

I have recently been working with a lovely Mum who has two children aged 6 and 3. She’s been having problems with setting up consistent boundaries around her children due to her constant nagging feelings of guilt over suffering from Post Natal Depression with her first child 6 years ago. […]

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The NHS is desperately short of midwives, and the shortage affects every region of England

I remember arriving at Mayday Hospital at 3.15 am after my waters broke with my first baby – excited, terrified and uncertain about what was happening to me. The midwives who helped reassure me, looked after me and helped me deliver (2 weeks early) my son Will into this […]

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What happens if maternal instinct just doesn’t kick in? Breaking the last parenting taboo.

I work with many Mums who have suffered post natal depression and still battle the guilty feelings often years later. I help them heal, move forward and let go of those negative and destructive past emotions. We are conditioned to believe that the attachment between mothers and […]

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The Hidden Side of Life – Depression

I was really moved to watch a sporting hero of mine Freddie Flintoff talking about Depression – we need more people to open up and discuss this very real problem so people feel supported, nurtured and understood. Watch it here on BBC i player http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b019gbpk/Freddie_Flintoff_Hidden_Side_of_Sport/ Flintoff: Depression […]

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Topic of The Month – overwhelm, stress and depression

I often work with people who feel at times helpless to change their current circumstances, or feel trapped, or that there is no-one who can help. Depression often follows anger and helplessness where I find the parent is literally beating themselves up. Many times people that suffer […]

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Gritty realism after the 9pm watershed is one thing but harrowing and insensitive sensationalism in family viewing time is not.

I was having a cupcake and a chat with my 16 year old daughter in the new local coffee shop in Lingfield when this article caught our eye in The Daily Express about the highly controversial story line in Eastenders on BBC1 about cot death, bereavement, mental […]

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