Let’s empower all children to be individuals and to shine not hide!
Self-esteem is your child’s passport to lifetime mental health and social happiness It’s the foundation of your child’s well-being and their key to success as an adult. At all ages, how you feel about yourself affects how you act and one simple way to build self esteem is to play with your child regularly. […]
If children live with criticism, They learn to condemn. If children live with hostility, They learn to fight. If children live with ridicule, They learn to be shy. If children live with shame, They learn to feel guilty. If children live with encouragement, They learn confidence. If children live with tolerance, They learn to […]
The most important gift you can give your child is the gift of self esteem. Self-esteem is how you rate yourself deep down. It is a belief and a confidence in your own ability and value. It’s a gentle knowing that: you like yourself. you think you’re a good human being. you deserve love. […]
I have been working with a family with a little girl of 6 and we have been looking at helping her parents ask more ‘Open-ended questions’ to develop her independence, creativity and confidence. Questions are a natural part of our conversations. They help us exchange […]
Steps for developing tenacity, ‘stickability,’ willpower, passion & perseverance, otherwise known as ‘GRIT’ in your kids so they develop self-confidence, self-esteem & self-belief.
Helicopter parenting, coupled with the belief that we should never let our children fail, have given rise to kids who are ill-prepared to cope with life’s challenges. With more research showing that ‘over involved’ parenting leads to more anxious and entitled kids, it’s clear that grit and resilience will benefit children in school and once […]
How to nurture can-do children and get them to eat their greens! The Sue Atkins Parenting Show Episode 5
The Sue Atkins Parenting Show is where we discuss every possible aspect of parenting, giving you advice and support on topics which affect your daily life. Each free, weekly episode is bursting with practical tips, techniques and ideas. Also, you can sign up to The Sue Atkins Parenting Club for exclusive access to a friendly […]
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! Simply call 0330 131 3331 and quote “SUE […]
A must, must watch video from the very wonderfully inspiring Oprah. There’s never a hero to rescue you – there’s only you if you want to make it happen ! Get excited about your life, get focused, be clear and take very small steps for perhaps weeks, months or years to make your dream […]
Today’s Pause To Ponder ! Get your kids using the phone! Self-confidence comes out of a sense of competence and children develop confidence not because you tell them they’re great, but because of their own achievements, big and small. Of course it’s lovely to hear encouraging words from you but words of praise and […]
I’m getting excited as my great pal Erika Brodnock is appearing on Dragon’s Den tonight on BBC 2 at 9 o’clock with her really wonderful Karisma Kidz. As a former Deputy Head teacher and Head of PSHE I am passionate about helping parents raise happy, confident, positive children and Karisma Kidz is a lovely […]
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 child living in the same family, from step brothers and […]
Positive affirmations have become really popular, especially on social media. You’ve probably seen lots of Instagram, Twitter and Facebook posts that use positive affirmations to inspire you. But what are these magic words that claim to transform your confidence? There’s actually a great deal of science to back up exactly how a set of positive words can dramatically […]