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.

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Activities to Build Self-Esteem With Kids – Tip 3

  Siblings without rivalry! Sibling rivalry has always had a bad press – think of Cain slaughtering Abel and Joseph being thrown down the well and sold by his brothers because they were jealous of his beautiful multi coloured coat! Sibling rivalry can apply to any […]

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Activities to build self-esteem in kids ~ Tip 2

Failing Forward One of my favourite parenting stories is about a famous research scientist who made several important medical breakthroughs. He was asked by a journalist why he was so successful and he told the story of a very early lesson he learnt from his Mum when […]

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Activities to Build Self-Esteem With Kids – Tip 1

  Activities to build self-esteem in kids #1 Talking With and Talking At Your Kids There has been lots of research on family communication that has repeatedly confirmed that we spend very little time actually talking with our children (less than 20 minutes a day ) and […]

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A hug is a brill gift – one size fits all ! ( Bit like a smile ! ) ~ Sue Atkins

A hug is a brill gift – one size fits all ! ( Bit like a smile ! ) ~ Sue Atkins

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15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 4

“It’s OK to make mistakes!”     15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 1 15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 2 15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 3      

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Activities to build self-esteem in kids ~ Tip 8

Keep a child – friendly home If your children spend most of their time in other people’s houses, you’re lucky; if they all congregate at your house, you’re blessed ~Mignon McLaughlin One simple way to build your child’s self esteem is to make your home inviting to […]

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Activities to Build Self Esteem ~ Tip 7

  Patting Your Kids On The Back – The Art of Positive Praise “There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread” Mother Theresa In a management survey I read recently 88% of people who left their company said they didn’t […]

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Activities to Build Self Esteem ~ Tip 6

  After-School Activities: Striking the Right Balance I have been pondering After School Activities and pushing your children too hard which can seriously damage their self esteem and confidence. Here are just some of my thoughts and questions to help you strike that balance between too many […]

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Activities to build self-esteem in kids: Tip 5

Avoid Labels and Giving Your Child a Bad Name Keep on telling me what I am, and that’s what I’ll become’. Be careful how you describe your children to their faces, to your friends and listen to what other family members say about each other and […]

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Activities to Build Self-Esteem with Kids – Tip 2

  Failing Forward One of my favourite parenting stories is about a famous research scientist who made several important medical breakthroughs. He was asked by a journalist why he was so successful and he told the story of a very early lesson he learnt from his Mum […]

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“In a minute!” – taking the pain out of parenting.

I bet you’ve had your child ask you many times to read a book or play a game and I bet you’ve said, “In a minute.” This usually sets you up to forget the request and you may end up not doing what you told your child […]

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The Baby Blogs. Day 19 – Preparing Your Older Child for Your New Arrival

Having a new baby is very exciting but your older child may worry about what all the changes may mean to them as for the last year or two they have probably been the centre of your universe so it’s a good idea to prepare them for […]

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The Baby Blogs. Day 18 – Preparing Your Older Child for Your New Arrival

Having a new baby is very exciting but your older child may worry about what all the changes may mean to them as for the last year or two they have probably been the centre of your universe so it’s a good idea to prepare them for […]

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Teaching kids to let go of their worries.

I go into lots of schools doing my Confidence Classes for Kids Workshop and After School Club and I always do a Garden Of Dreams visualisation that helps children to let go of their worries, anxieties and stresses. But here is another tool that I use: The […]

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Be Your Own Cheerleader ?

Let’s be honest life can be really hard at the best of times, but it’s even tougher at the moment. So wouldn’t it be great if you could hire a professional cheerleader just to follow you around all day and cheer you on? Someone that kept telling […]

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