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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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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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! […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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, […]Read more
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 […]Read more
Here’s an interview I did on smacking your children and alternative methods of discipline to Eamonn Holmes & Holly Willougby on ‘This Morning’Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more