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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What Every Child Needs for Good Mental Health.

It’s Children’s Mental Health Week. Children’s Mental Health & Wellbeing is a hugely important subject with many key factors playing a part in helping children have strong mental health and overall positive wellbeing. Children’s Mental Health – What Is It? Mental health is the way the children […]

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There’s no ‘Quick Fix’ for Bullying, Low Self-Esteem, Drug Abuse or Knife and Gun Violence.

  “Many streets in urban Britain are thick with warm flowers and cold blood” Mary Riddell from The Daily Telegraph Research suggests that infants in loveless, violent and abusive homes will have had their emotions hard-wired and damaged by the time they are only 18 months old. […]

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The Nails In The Fence – a story to teach your kids about anger & the power of their words.

I’ve taught this story for many years to children when I was a Deputy Head and Class Teacher – now I teach it on my ‘Can Do Kid’ Workshops with children to help them understand the power of their words as its message is profound and lasting. […]

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Girls as young as nine should be given tips on how to get pregnant in later life, a leading doctor has said.

Girls as young as nine should be given tips on how to get pregnant in later life, a leading doctor has said. I’m discussing this suggestion by Dr.Balen on BBC Radio Surrey & Sussex at 10.10 on Monday 11th July. Join us – what are your thoughts I’d love […]

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Would you feel happy about your 10 year old learning about legal highs at school?

I’ve been interviewed on LBC Radio about the idea that more should be done in schools to protect children from drugs by giving children from 10 years old more school lessons about illegal drugs and dangerous new ‘legal highs’, according to a government adviser. Professor Simon Gibbons, […]

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Rhythms, Rituals & Routines – The Sue Atkins Weekly Parent Coaching Question

I am reading the very wonderful book “Celebrating Families” – which is just bursting with simple,practical ways to enhance family life by my friend Helen Sanderson and Maye Taylor at the moment and I can’t put it down! I keep having to stop and highlight their wonderfully simple yet inspiring […]

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Mumsnet sex education survey

As a former Head of PSHE Department I was interested in this new survey by Mumsnet. When Mumsnet heard that the government was conducting an internal review into Personal, Social, Health and Economics (PSHE) education, they thought it would be useful to conduct a Mumsnet sex education survey to […]

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