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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I was speaking on BBC radio about a new piece of research around mental health and stepfamilies. What struck me as unhelpful & laden with negativity is the word ‘BROKEN’ to describe parents who are divorced, separated or apart. Broken implies a failure, broken implies damaged, no longer […]Read more
Alfred Adler, an Austrian psychiatrist, believed that birth order played a significant role in shaping an individual’s personality & behaviour. He suggested that a person’s birth order position in their family could influence their psychological development & subsequent relationships. This “positional psychology” can be disrupted when two […]Read more
Stepfamilies have a bad image. Think of Snow White’s jealous stepmother or Cinderella’s ugly sisters or at the other end of the spectrum, picture the unrealistically positive stepfamily, such as the Brady Bunch. But real life is more complicated that either of those stepfamily models and stepchildren […]Read more
The Stepfamily Cycle I have been working with a lovely family who are finding it hard to adjust to the changes that blending two families together brings. I always remind my clients that bringing together 2 separate families is a process and not an event, and […]Read more
I’ve been send this question from Dads Info a super website for Dads and Step Dads. Different parenting styles are causing our family friction, what can I do? One of the main problems within step families is who disciplines whose children… The simple thing is to sit down […]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. Sign up for the podcast Experts and Extras here […]Read more
I was delighted to have been invited by Dad Info to write a series of articles around supporting Dads & Step Dads. Here is the first of them & I’ll be publishing the rest over the next week. Please feel free to share to any Dads or Step […]Read more
Cooking up a happy step family is like a slow burning casserole – it’s not like mixing up a happy family instantly in a blender ….. it takes TIME ! Listen to my interview with the lovely Claudette Chenevert The Stepmom Coach www.stepmomcoach.com discussing my simple […]Read more
The world is becoming a very small place through the power of Twitter, Facebook and social media and I’m delighted to include a wonderful poem by my new friend Rodrick Walters. I spoke to Rodrick this week on the phone about his passion for Upbeat Dads after […]Read more
Divorce is stressful for parents and children alike and although reactions will depend on a child’s age, temperament, and the circumstances surrounding the split, many children feel sad, frustrated, angry, and anxious — and it’s not uncommon for them to become naughty at home or at school […]Read more