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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When Should You Have The Birds & Bees Talk With Your Kids?

Children are spending more time online due to the pandemic and it’s raised some issues around talking to them about sex and relationships. According to new global research by AVG (free antivirus security protection) 67% of parents agreed that the combination of their children’s screen time and […]

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Who should teach our children about the Birds and the Bees? Has World Book Day gone wrong? Episode 9 of The Sue Atkins Parenting Show.

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 […]

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Is it a good idea to snoop on your child’s texts and social media messages?

Parents should snoop on their child’s texts and social media messages, David Cameron’s new advisor on childhood has claimed – but what do YOU think ? How do you monitor your child’s social media activity and keep an eye on what they’re saying, and who they are […]

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Raising teenage boys positively and easily

Here’s my latest podcast to download http://parentingexpert.podbean.com/2013/01/19/raising-teenage-boys-positively-and-easily/

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Teaching your kids about sex – oh dear there’s a new smartphone app for that !

I’m on BBC Radio Warwicks today talking about the new explicit sex app for 13 year olds ! Whatever happened to talking & teaching your kids about sex in a loving safe environment passing on your values and setting sex within a loving, caring, respectful relationship ? respectyourself.info website […]

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The harrowing true story of how online porn drove boy of 12 to rape girl aged 9

“There is a real risk that young people are growing up with a skewed view of what sex is.” Sean Templeton So what are YOUR boys watching online ? A boy of 12 who raped a nine-year-old girl after watching hard-core pornography online was spared jail […]

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What Your Teenage Daughter Won’t Don’t Tell You About Facebook Creeps.

So people think that social media is totally ruining the lives of our children – well I’m not sure, but I do know we can’t afford to put our heads in the sand over it. A new survey by McAfee involving more than 1,000 teenagers aged 13 […]

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Are YOUR children or teenagers being exposed to a heavy diet of soft core porn ?

I’ve got two kids – I’ve got a 17 year old daughter and a 19 year old son so I know first hand about navigating the choppy waters of the teenage years. (Here’s my MP3 download of step-by–step ideas, strategies, techniques and skills that eliminates the frustrations and […]

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Where has my little girl gone?

  As you know I have been interviewed many times on the TV and radio about the early sexualisation of girls and have written about what I think about padded bras for seven-year-olds, dolls dressed in high heels, and pole dancing kits for kids as I am the […]

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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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Padded bras for 7 year olds, high heels for dolls and pole dancing – where has my little girl gone?

  Padded bras for seven-year-olds, dolls dressed in high heels, and pole dancing kits for kids. From every angle our daughters are being bombarded by messages about looks and sexuality they are too young to understand. Even primary school girls feel pressured to conform to a thin, […]

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Don’t Be a Weiner! Teens & Sexting

Here’s a guest post from the wonderful Talking Teenage website. “Fathers do it. Women do it. Teens do it. Congressman Weiner did it and it resulted in his resignation and in humiliation for his pregnant wife. We are talking about sexting. We expect that Father’s Day will […]

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Sexuality and Social Media

Today, as I my 16 year old daughter headed out to a party last night and I heard myself say,” Is it a bit tooooo short?” I am delighted to welcome the wonderful @TalkingTeenage from Twitter, otherwise known as Barbara R. Greenberg and Jennifer A. Powell-Lunder from http://www.talkingteenage.com/ They have […]

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