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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Teachers deserve better than uninformed public criticism during this time of a global pandemic.

  As a former Deputy Headteacher I read with dismay a rather unhelpful tweet from Lord Andrew Adonis to say he’d written to Ofsted chief, Amanda Spielman, concerned that schools are not providing enough online learning. Teachers who were just recovering from Sir Michael Wilshaw’s Newsnight suggestion […]

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Shocking new survey showing large number of body anxious teens avoiding PE

Being a teenager is fraught with being self conscious, yet in this digital age where image is everything teenagers are under a lot of pressure to be ‘perfect.’ The survey by the ‘Be Real Campaign’ suggests that schools could do more to combat this unrealistic expectation of […]

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FAST – Families and Schools Together

Help may be at hand for you if you are guilt-ridden, time-poor parents who always think you’re not quite up to the mark! Parenting is fantastic, rewarding and the most important job in the world but sometimes it’s tough, challenging and time-consuming. A new parenting technique called […]

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Are your kids ‘Fidget spinners’ – the new craze in school playgrounds ?

As regular readers of my blog will know I was a Deputy Head & Class Teacher for 25 years so I have seen quite a few playground toys fads and crazes in my time. From Ninja Turtles to those colourful loom wrist bands, to Tamagotchi pets I’ve […]

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Helping Children Behave Better in the Classroom with Sue Atkins

An interview with my great pal across the pond – Dr. Lynne Kenney on how kindness and collaboration can improve children’s behaviour in the classroom. Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., is a practicing pediatric psychologist, author and international educator in Scottsdale, AZ. With a keen interest in changing the […]

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EXCLUSIVE offer for your school as a “Thank you” for buying my Can Do Kids Journal!

Due to my fantastic partnership with KidZania London, I am delighted to extend an exclusive offer for your school as a “Thank you” for buying the Can Do Kids Journal! KidZania London are offering your school a FREE CLASS VISIT between the 1st and 16th December 2016! […]

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Scandal of Britain’s lazy parents.

As my regular readers will know I used to be a Deputy Head teacher and I also taught Reception Class children starting school. So I was surprised to read about the rising number of children still in nappies when they start primary school. Staff say they are increasingly […]

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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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Secret Teacher: ‘Dear Ofsted inspector, I am giving you notice to improve’

I know just how this teacher feels as a former Deputy Head ! Schools quake in fear of Ofsted instead of seeing it as an opportunity to get inspiring new ideas and positive feedback. The culture of blame and shame really doesn’t help schools or teachers feel […]

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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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Do computers solve education problems?

The New York Times has been running articles examining the effectiveness of what people call e-learning in US schools. In a nutshell, they have found little or no evidence that it boosts students’ grades, despite a widespread belief by schools that it does. Schools it appears invest in […]

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Jamie’s Dream School – what do make of it?

We were away in South Africa last week when Jamie Oliver’s new Dream School programme aired on Channel 4. As a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher for 22 years before changing direction into writing, broadcasting and parent coaching I found it fascinating. Some of you who follow me […]

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Should our children be taught compulsory manners in school ?

I’ve just been interviewed on LBC London Radio about Chinese schoolchildren sitting mandatory manners classes in an attempt to smooth some of the rougher edges off modern Chinese society and whether we should introduce the idea over here in the UK. Personally I think social skills […]

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