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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Toddlers, Sleep and A Sense of Humour !

Sleep Almost all babies have erratic sleep patterns to begin with, which most parents expect, and just when you thought you’d got them into some sort of rhythm and pattern…. things change! It’s very common for toddlers to start waking up in the night when they had […]

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Potty Training Tips: Poo Problems

  I get asked a lot about why toddlers and young children are happy to wee in the toilet, but not so happy to do anything else, or why some children hold onto their poo. One of the most common and frustrating toilet-training roadblocks is when a […]

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Cómo Enseñarle a tu Hijo a Ir al Baño Sin Lágrimas

Dejar atrás los pañales lleva tiempo y paciencia, tanto para los padres como para los preescolares. Aprender a ir al baño no ocurrirá de la noche a la mañana, es un proceso gradual de aprendizaje del autocontrol. Aquí hay algunos tips. Read more here Espera a que tu hijo […]

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When did expectations change around potty training and fall into the role of the Primary School Teacher & why do today’s parents find potty training so tough?

70% of British primary schoolteachers have noticed a rise in the number of 3-7-year olds wetting themselves during the school day. As a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher for 22 years I also taught 35 five-year olds in Reception but I certainly didn’t think it was […]

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Potty Training Made Easy!

On average, most children begin learning to use a potty by around their second birthday, but, as with everything in children’s development, each child is different. Up to the age of 20 months, toddlers’ bladders need to empty often, and their muscles aren’t always fully developed which […]

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Toddlers and Toilets – A Simple but Fabulous – Potty Training Tip !

Check out all my Potty Pointers Quick Win Videos here Download my The Ultimate Potty Training Readiness Checklist    

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Does it feel like your child will still be wearing nappies on their wedding day? The good news is you’ll probably have cracked potty training by then!

Does it feel like your child will still be wearing nappies on their wedding day? The good news is you’ll probably have cracked potty training by then! But it can be hard work. You need patience, a sense of humour and a child who’s ready. What age is […]

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A ‘Can Do ‘ Kid starts as a toddler.

I was talking on BBC Radio Suffolk today about children not being able to use a knife and fork or go to the toilet when they start Nursery or even school, and that children’s teeth are so decayed that teachers are being asked to supervise children in school brushing their […]

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Soiling (Encopresis)

    I’ve been working with a client going through a divorce and her 4 year old has been having accidents and whilst most parents assume that kids who soil their pants are simply misbehaving and being naughty or lazy, the truth is often that their child […]

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Sue Atkins’s Famous Potty Training Tips !

Today I am on The Jeremy Vine Show discussing the problem of children starting school not able to go to the toilet by themselves. So here is my advice on The Boots website. Does it feel like your child will still be wearing nappies on their wedding day? The good news […]

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Scandal of Britain’s lazy parents.

As my regular readers will know I used to be a Deputy Head teacher and I also taught Reception Class children starting school. So I was surprised to read about the rising number of children still in nappies when they start primary school. Staff say they are increasingly […]

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Be Strong Enough To Be Gentle

Today I read this wonderful quote on the very delightful Victoria Chart Company Facebook page. “Be strong enough to be gentle. Too many parents equate being gentle with being weak or passive when nothing could be further from the truth. Gentleness requires great control, active connection, and […]

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I’ve just launched to my new PARENTING MADE EASY ONLINE TODDLER SYSTEM

  Are you dealing with the “Terrible Two’s?” Do you suddenly have a fussy eater on your hands? Is it nearly impossible to get your toddler to stay in their bed at night? Are you struggling to potty train your toddler?   I understand as I’ve been […]

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