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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Reading for pleasure: 10 + simple ideas to inspire your child to read more.

It’s #ChildrensBookWeek so I thought I’d give you some ideas around reading for pleasure. Reading for pleasure is so important for children & it can benefit your child’s education, social and cognitive development, their wellbeing, and their mental health. Reading with children can help to create a […]

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15 of the best children’s books about Christmas

Get into the festive spirit with some Christmas-themed bedtime stories – perfect to snuggle up to in front of the tree, sipping hot chocolate 🙂 From wintery classics to new favourites about Father Christmas and his life in the North Pole, this reading list is suitable for all […]

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Top Children’s Books Celebrating Irish Art, Music and Dance

    Since I started #TheSueAtkinsBookClub I’ve been keen to offer lesser known authors a platform & also to offer a wide range of diversity so all children can see themselves in the stories and books. Here is a list of The Top Children’s Books Celebrating Irish Mighty […]

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Kids Read MORE When We Turn On The Subtitles.

      Turning on the subtitles while children are watching television can double the chances of a child becoming good at reading†. It’s so brilliantly simple and can help children’s literacy so much that we want to shout it from the rooftops! There’s extensive global research that […]

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WHY DADS SHOULD READ WITH THEIR KIDS?

  Today I am delighted to have Dan Freedman one of the UK’s leading football fiction writer as my guest blogger today. Dan worked at the top level of football for the last decade – writing for the FA, the Premier League and attending two World Cups – […]

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Helping to boost school readiness among young children by encouraging parents to read and learn with them at home. My TOP TIPS.

‘Simply put, reading aloud to your children will positively affect them for the rest of their lives ‘ ~ Sue Atkins They say it takes a village & I believe we can ALL make deposits in their lives of our children by reading with and to them. It’s […]

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Why it’s SO important to read regularly with your kids & why little & often is the secret.

            I’m joining a discussion live on Sky News tomorrow at 9.30 about the importance of reading. As a former Deputy Head teacher and Reception Class teacher I’ve taught hundreds of children to read. It’s a really important life skill. It empowers […]

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Why it’s IMPORTANT to read to your kids.

I’ve just been chatting on BBC Three Counties Radio about why it’s important to read to kids. Of course we all know that reading matters, but just how much it matters and how it can impact our children may be surprising. As a former Deputy Head Teacher […]

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Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. A new study from Harvard University in the USA reveals that children benefit more from their father reading them bedtime stories

  Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. A new study from Harvard University in the USA reveals that children benefit more from their father reading them bedtime stories.e Dads, the research revealed, spark more “imaginative discussions” and are more instrumental to their children’s language development because […]

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How to read to babies without feeling silly!

I always read to my kids even from when they were babies. I read with no surprise that US paediatricians are urging parents to read to children from their earliest days because parents who read to their children nurture more than literary skills. Babies whose fathers engage […]

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25 Reading Strategies That Work

As a former Deputy Head teacher I am passionate about the power of being a confident reader with good comprehension. Reading empowers children as they can read for pleasure, read for information and have enormous confidence because of being able to read. Here is a great article […]

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Generation Xbox: ‘Alarming’ drop in fathers helping children to read

There’s an alarming study out by The Literacy Trust showing a drop in the number of fathers encouraging their children to read 🙁 The study by the National Literacy Trust shows one in three dads give no reading encouragement to their children to read at all – […]

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It’s Dyslexia Awareness Month

I’m delighted to have been published in Magic Town as their guest blogger, as October is dyslexia awareness month, so I have some guidance for parents whose children may be struggling with reading because of dyslexia . Have you ever studied a foreign language and been confused by […]

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The Bullet Point Generation

I was talking to a lovely Dad about helping his kids to read more often and it dawned on me that our kids read a great deal from the Internet where articles are short and very often in bite sized chunks and in bullet points (and I should […]

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My Back to School Reading Tips

Today I’m delighted to be published in Magic Town the place where stories live ! This month my blog post is about My Back to School Reading Tips Here’s an excerpt from my post. “When I was a teacher, I loved story time with my students. I […]

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