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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If you’re a new mum or dad or mum-to-be, the wellbeing of your child is, of course, your main priority and you want your child to have a healthy and happy course of development, both physically, emotionally and socially. When it comes to dummies, there’s a […]Read more
The Importance of Teaching Your Baby To Self-Soothe. Can you imagine how you’d feel if your little one year old baby fell asleep quickly and easily on their own? Then imagine your baby, despite waking up in the middle of the […]Read more
The Power of the Sleep Fairy! Do your children wake you up multiple times in the night? Do you lay down with your children in their bed until they finally fall asleep? Have your children’s sleep habits driven you to the point of madness and exhaustion? […]Read more
Sleep Almost all babies have erratic sleep patterns to begin with, which most parents expect, and just when you thought you’d got them into some sort of rhythm and pattern…. things change! It’s very common for toddlers to start waking up in the night when they had […]Read more
How Much Is Enough? It all depends on your child’s age. There’s no magical number of hours required by all kids in a certain age group. Children, like adults are all individuals. Two-year-old Luke might sleep from 7:30 pm to 7:30 am, whereas little 2-year-old Sophie is […]Read more
I receive many questions for my The Sue Atkins Parenting Show Podcast about babies & sleep: Is letting your baby cry itself to sleep at night cruel and unnatural or no big deal? What is best for your baby: crying itself to sleep, controlled crying or […]Read more
Today I was delighted to appear on the ITV This Morning Show answering questions from a number of families around sleep. Here is a typical question from a lovely Mum I met today – hope my answer helps you too . “Oh pleeeeeeasssee help me!!! Our son is 18 […]Read more
Do your children wake you up multiple times in the night? Do you lay down with your kids in their bed until they finally fall asleep? Have your children’s sleep habits driven you to the point of madness and exhaustion? Have […]Read more
Helping your baby to sleep Babies are all different – some babies sleep much more than others, some sleep for long periods, some sleep in short little bursts, some sleep through the night, others don’t! So, relax & stop comparing your baby to others & learn to […]Read more
Children sleep an hour less today than 30 years ago – and it’s having a dramatic effect on their intelligence, behaviour and obesity levels according to surveys by the National Sleep Foundation, yet 90% of American parents think their child is getting enough sleep. “It is […]Read more
When my son was 19 and went to Brunel University to study journalism. I used to feel exasperated about his morning routine! But if you, like me, have had arguments about getting your teenager out of bed before midday you are not alone ! It’s a […]Read more
The guests have arrived, the presents are wrapped, the shops are closed, & the carrots & whiskey are out for Father Christmas & the Reindeer BUT the kids are still up jumping about in total excitement and not in the least ready for bedtime. Getting kids to […]Read more
Here’s a small excerpt from Week 10 of my brand new online Masterclass available exclusively to my Parenting Club Members called ‘The Sue Atkins Toddler System’ around sleep, nightmares and the very distressing night terrors. Nightmares Toddlers find it difficult to tell the difference between reality and imagination, […]Read more
leep,I work with lots of parents around lack of sleep and bedtime routines using my 5 Step Solution process to quickly and easily get everyone into a new routine without damaging anyone’s self esteem. With Kids’ Bedtimes, Consistency Is Key To Learning And Development in a […]Read more