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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30 Better Questions to Ask Your Child Instead of ‘How Was Your Day?

I remember asking my 8 year old son Will as he ran out of school ‘How was your day?’ to which he promptly replied ‘fine’ and that was that. Sometimes he opened up in the bath or at bedtime but I decided to ask him more interesting […]

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HELP – It’s the Horrible Homework Hour. Tips to Stop Homework Battles.

They’re home, they’re fed, the telly’s off and now it’s the Homework Horror Hour! A recent survey carried out by the Government’s “Get On” Campaign reveals that 7 in 10 parents are wary of helping their children with their homework and are finding it increasingly difficult to […]

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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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Hi I’m Sue Atkins I teach families how to be happier.

  Hi I’m Sue Atkins I teach families how to be happier. I was at a social event at Farleigh Court Golf Club the other day and someone asked me, ‘So, Sue, what do you do?’ I always find this a tricky question to answer as I […]

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Why Parenting Is More Important Than Schools

As a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher for over 20 years I read with interest this article by Annie Murphy Paul in TIME IDEAS about the importance of parenting ! “Given all the roiling debates about how America’s children should be taught, it may come as […]

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How Do YOU Handle The Playground Mafia?

As regular readers know I used to be a Deputy Head and class teacher for 22 years and as a Mum too who used to stand outside the school gate waiting for my kids I used to overhear lots of gossip, mis – information and down right unkind […]

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The Back To School Tips ~ Simple Strategies To Get Out The Door Faster, Less Frazzled & SMILING First Thing In The Morning

Morning Routines: Simple Strategies To Get Out The Door Faster, Less Frazzled And Smiling First Thing In The Morning Children thrive when they know what to expect and what they have to do. Implementing a morning routine will make them feel secure and prepared for the day […]

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Animal School – a wonderful video to celebrate that every child is as unique as their fingertips !

  As regular readers of my blog will know I used to be a Deputy Head and class teacher for over 20 years – this is a truly beautiful video for all parents, teachers and educators……. to celebrate that every child is as unique as their fingertips […]

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The Importance Of Bridging The Gap Between School And Home

I used to be a Deputy Head Teacher and Class Teacher for 22 years teaching in areas ranging from London’s inner city deprived areas to the private sector, so educating children is also a passion of mine, as it offers children unlimited potential to explore what they […]

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