As France bans parents from hitting their children & England discusses it. The debate rages on…. If you have just entered into a disciplinary arms race with your kids, then smacking is NOT the answer. Parenting doesn’t have to be a battle. Using positive discipline, you CAN teach your kids to behave without threats, bribes, […]
There is a “definitive link” between smacking children and behavioural difficulties, a new study has found. Researchers at University College London, who reviewed 20 years of research on the topic, found that physical punishment is not effective in improving children’s behaviour, and instead makes it worse. I have been on Channel 5 News, GB News, TalkRadio and interviewed a great deal this week as a new […]
Smacking is back in the news again. Bringing up happy, healthy, polite and caring children has never been easy. Everyone gets angry with their kids at some time or another – it’s normal – it’s healthy. Kids know just what buttons to push and they push them! I know mine do! But what sort of […]
Why You Shouldn’t Smack Your Kids….. Here are 10 Reasons To ‘Pause To Ponder’ …… Another recent study reveals a connection between spanking/ smacking in childhood and mental health diagnoses later in life. Whether or not you agree with the findings, here are 10 reasons smacking is never a good idea. Smacking shows that “bigger & stronger” is […]
So, it is your legal right as a parent to hit your children provided that you don’t leave a tell-tale mark, bruising or blood. But is that RIGHT?
Smacking “It feels like someone banged you with a hammer.” (five-year-old girl) “Sometimes if you smack, if it was an adult like my daddy, he can smack very hard … he can smack you like a stone … and you’ll cry.” (seven-year-old boy) It Hurts You Inside: Children Talking About Smacking by Carolyne […]
Education Director Argues Smacking Is ‘Tactile’ Contact In Debate On ‘Good Morning Britain’’ featured in The Huffington Post.
I’m featured in The Huffington Post today Just look at my face ! Education Director Argues Smacking Is ‘Tactile’ Contact In Debate On ‘Good Morning Britain’’ An education expert explained why she believes smacking children can be acceptable as it is a part of the “tactile” relationship parents have with their kids. Kate Ivens, education director of […]
Building Your Children’s Character Without Smacking Them. I’ve just come off the sofa on ITV ‘Good Morning Britain’ with Jeremy Kyle and Kate Garraway discussing smacking. I felt the pressure of 2 presenters and a lady from a Charity agreeing that it’s OK to smack, tap, and hit a child as it depends on […]
Parenting Made Easy ! Episode 30 of The Sue Atkins Parenting Show covering bullying, homework, mental health, smacking & terrorism.
In this jam packed episode we have put together a compilation of all the best bits of the last 6 months of The Sue Atkins Show covering the age old problems of smacking, doing homework, pocket money, helping mums and dads support their teenager’s mental health, tips to prevent & support your child if they […]
Sue Atkins talks about smacking your children and alternative methods of discipline to Eamonn Holmes on ‘This Morning’
Here’s an interview I did on smacking your children and alternative methods of discipline to Eamonn Holmes & Holly Willougby on ‘This Morning’
Is it OK to smack our kids and when should we give them mobile phones? The Sue Atkins Parenting Show Episode 1
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 […]
I was just interviewed on Talk Radio in a heated debate on smacking. Throughout my 10 years of being a parenting author this is the topic that generates the most controversy. I remember writing about this topic in my first book ‘Raising Happy Children For Dummies’ and I offered absolutely loads of alternative ways to […]
I’ve been interviewed quite a lot recently on BBC radio stations around the UK about smacking, as a report by the UN insists that smacking must be banned to bring UK into line with international law. You can hear my lively debate on BBC Radio London with Vanessa Feltz by clicking here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02w6xfl […]