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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The Power of the Sleep Fairy!

  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? […]

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Toddlers, Sleep and A Sense of Humour !

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 […]

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All about SLEEP

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 […]

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Should I let my baby cry itself to sleep?

  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 […]

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Oh please help me!!! I am a walking zombie with NO sleep !

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 […]

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Are your children’s sleep habits driving you to the point of madness and exhaustion?

            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 […]

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Tips for Teaching Your Baby To Comfort Themselves So They Fall Asleep.

            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 […]

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Back To School Bedtimes

We are fast approaching the time of year again when kids and families are getting ready for the New School Year Along with buying the new pencil case and lunchbox lots of parents are looking for ways to help their kids get the proper sleep they need […]

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Help! When Will My Baby Sleep Through the Night?

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 […]

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Is your child getting enough sleep?

  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 […]

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Here are some ideas to get your teenager’s sleep habits back on track for school…… !

  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 […]

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7 Quick & Easy Tips To Get Excited Kids To Sleep around Christmas!

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 […]

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Night Terrors Explained

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, […]

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How much sleep should your kids get ? Ages and Stages Explained

  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 […]

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Discover These Top Secrets To Getting Your Child To Sleep – Updated

  Sleep, rest, renewal – the dream of every parent at some time in their parenting adventure! Here are some of the tips I pass on to the parents I coach. Blackout curtains or blinds. When my kids were little I bought some black out curtains and […]

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