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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How Do You Cope With School Refusal?

Many children at some time in their school career find going to school a challenge and may feel anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed. School phobia (known to may professionals who work with children as school refusal), is a complex and extreme form of anxiety about going to school […]

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Here are some ideas to get your teenager’s sleep habits back on track for school…… !

  When my son was 19 and went to Brunel University to study journalism. I used to feel exasperated about his morning routine! But if you, like me, have had arguments about getting your teenager out of bed before midday you are not alone ! It’s a […]

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The need for noise and our struggle with silence.

I go into many schools running my Confidence Classes for Kids Workshop and I am always struck by how noisy the classrooms can become. I do an exercise called The Garden of Dreams where I take the children on a visualisation into a beautiful garden with sunflowers […]

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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 […]

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Tips For Clingy Toddlers, Separation Anxiety & Nervous Kids.

              How many of us have left a inconsolable child in childcare or school and gone on our way with a sick heart, wondering if we’ve done the right thing? I’ve been answering toddler questions for a regular feature that I […]

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The Sue Atkins ‘Can Do Kids’ Campaign with the EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY BUTTON.

                Are you looking for a positive way to discipline your toddler that’s encouraging & positive and that enhances your child’s self esteem – not damages it – like the naughty step? Then look no further than my Easy Peasy […]

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With Kids’ Bedtimes, Consistency Is Key To Learning And Development

I read with interest, but not surprise this new piece of research on the importance of sleep. Parents have all heard, and personally experienced, how critical a good night’s sleep is for their children. But new research suggests that the consistency of kids’ bedtimes matters just as […]

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How a Positive Profile Poster can prevent children from being excluded from school.

I’ve recently been working with a 10 year old who has been angry, out of control and frightened. She has displayed challenging behaviour since her days in Reception at the age of 5 and has learning difficulties, but with the help of her Learning Mentor at school […]

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Read my interview in The Sunday Times

I’m delighted to have been interviewed for The Sunday Times today as I’m speaking on One Page Profiles at The Sunday Times Education Festival on 22nd June. Here’s the link to read what I have to say about class sizes in schools ! What we’d change now. […]

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One in three teenagers have felt so depressed that they needed help, a Daybreak survey has revealed. For help and advice contact Young Minds.

One in three teenagers have felt so depressed that they needed help, a Daybreak survey has revealed. More than one in six of the 11 to 18-year-olds who admitted to feeling this kind of depression said it lasted a few months, with 15% of young people having […]

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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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Raising teenage boys positively and easily

Here’s my latest podcast to download http://parentingexpert.podbean.com/2013/01/19/raising-teenage-boys-positively-and-easily/

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I was touched by this little boy’s compliment……

I was in a school today and I always put my reading glasses on my jumper as a habit, as I’m tooooo proud to get a reading chain that hangs around my neck, as I think that’s what old people do !! ( Vain woman that I […]

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The Early Results Of An iPad Classroom Are In

Are you kids using i pads at school ? Here’s an interesting article about the positive impact the introduction of iPads are having in schools from Edudemic  

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New research shows that teaching kids more and more, at ever-younger ages, may backfire.

As a former Deputy Head teacher I read with interest this research in Slate showing how teaching kids more and more, at ever-younger ages, may backfire. I was recently in a Primary School running my Confidence Classes for Kids Workshop ( tell your school about them as I’ll […]

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