Let’s Talk – Control. Most domestic and family abuse is NOT physical.

  I’ve been working with a client who has come to see me about her daughter’s anxiety but very soon she began to see that really we were talking about her. Most domestic and family abuse is NOT physical. Power and Coercive Control is one of the lesser talked about difficulties in relationships. Safe relationships, […]

Topic of the Month – 10 Things to Do Each Day

  Ten simple things to do every single day as a parent Parenting is a 24 hour, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year job so it can be tiring, frustrating and challenging. But, bringing up a child can also be hugely rewarding, uplifting, fun and a great privilege. Building a happy home takes […]

Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

This is one of my favourite books for children. It’s called “Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids” It is just the most super, simple, powerful and amazing little book that kids just embrace quickly and easily and  I guarantee it will transform your child’s attitude and self esteem […]

The Sue Atkins Weekly Parenting Question.

 I have been pondering tolerance and how we teach that important value to our children in an angry world. But just for this week I want you to ponder how you teach your children to be tolerant, respectful  and empathic to others.  Children are constantly watching, listening and learning from you so this week notice […]

Teaching children respect, good manners and curtesy for others.

I really enjoyed our discussion on BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire  with Annie Oethan discussing manners with Liz Brewer from Ladette to Lady fame as we were discussing a school in Fowey Community College who have introduced manners and etiquette to  teenage girls and boys who seem to be loving them ! Click here to listen […]

10 Parenting Tips for Teaching Respect.

“If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster” ~ Stephen R Covey Respect is the key energy of any happy family, community or society and it is one of the most important things you can teach your child. But R-E-S-P-E-C-T is […]