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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Putting Your Children First in Divorce

Putting your children first I’ve been recently working with a couple who are divorcing and we were looking at how to handle the new roles that both these parents now face whilst going through the transition. One area I discussed with them was accepting that their ex […]

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Navigating Through Divorce Positively

“One day at a time – this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone: and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it […]

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When it comes to divorce, make sure you include the money side of things.

  It is a hugely emotional time when you split up with your partner, and that makes it even harder to make sensible financial decisions. Rather than thinking through options and making a long-term financial plan, people often feel desperate to end the misery of an unhappy […]

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Divorce CAN be nobody’s fault – can’t it?

The law affecting families in England and Wales is changing. The most important element of no fault divorce is, of course, the removal of fault or blame from the divorce process. Under the new laws, couples will be able to get divorced solely on the basis that the […]

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The top 10 signs that may mean you’re heading for divorce

I’ve been catching up on ‘Coldfeet’ before the new season starts as I never watched it the first time it was on, and what strikes me watching and following the lives of these 3 couples is just how untidy life can be. Relationships are never easy at […]

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The 7 Emotional Stages You’ll Go Through During and After Divorce.

I always remind my clients that going through a Divorce is a process NOT an event and I firmly believe that it is similar to the grieving process described by the eminent American Psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book, On Death and Dying, that was inspired […]

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Helping children feel nurtured, supported and heard through divorce,separation and break up.

Divorce is stressful for parents and children alike and although reactions will depend on a child’s age, temperament, and the circumstances surrounding the split, many children feel sad, frustrated, angry, and anxious — and it’s not uncommon for them to become naughty at home or at school […]

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My child seems to have little reaction to our divorce. Is that normal?

My child seems to have little reaction to our divorce. One of the many questions I get asked when I am working with families going through a divorce is: “My child seems to have little reaction to our divorce. Does that mean they are OK? “ Divorce […]

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Why Breaking Up Needn’t Be So Hard To Do.

I have a Divorce Coaching Programme that is designed to support you through the difficult time of separation and divorce that gives you clarity, direction and confidence. Conflict damages everyone – particularly your children. Here is an article in The Daily Mail about handling divorce through the […]

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Successful Separation – Always Putting The Children First.

I work with many parents going through separation, divorce or troubled times as I run a 6 week Coaching Programme: 1-2-1 Divorce Support for Families Going Through Family Conflict, Separation or Break Up One of the areas I help parents explore first is the very important area […]

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Step Dad Advice – Bringing together two separate families is a process, not an event. It takes time and flexibility on everyone’s behalf to settle into new family relationships.

              I’m delighted to have been invited to write some articles for Dad Info – a wonderful website for Dads and Step Dads. Today here is my article on what the Americans call ‘Blended Families’ but what I like to call […]

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Why Dads Matter in Divorce.

  I’m working with a very sad, distressed and rather defeated Dad going through a divorce and I have been supporting him by championing him, believing in him, and encouraging him to focus all his energy on not fighting the old, but on building the new. I […]

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How You (As A Caring Employer) Can Help Employees Through Divorce and Break-Ups

Divorce or relationship breakdown isn’t something that staff will easily talk about, but it can create a lot of turmoil that will affect focus, productivity and effectiveness in the workplace. Here are five things to look out for in your staff and suggestions for staff policies to […]

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Is it time to change the word ‘Broken’ Family ?

I was speaking on BBC radio about a new piece of research around mental health and stepfamilies. What struck me as unhelpful & laden with negativity is the word ‘BROKEN’ to describe parents who are divorced, separated or apart. Broken implies a failure, broken implies damaged, no longer able […]

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Divorce From Your Child’s Perspective. Things To Think About.

  Most parents don’t know the options that are available to divorcing couples rather than the aggressive ‘Going to Court’ option. Most solicitors in fact don’t favour taking your case to Court as it is expensive and can be very damaging to everyone in the family, particularly […]

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