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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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story: Failing Forward

  Here’s your Wednesday story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil. Failing Forward   “You can never learn less, you can only learn more. The reason I know so much is because I have made so many mistakes” ~ Buckminster Fuller – Mathematician and […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story – Develop An Ant Philosophy

The Ant Philosophy by Jim Rohn   “Over the years I’ve been teaching kids about a simple but powerful concept – the ant philosophy. I think everybody should study ants. They have an amazing four-part philosophy, and here is the first part: ants never quit. That’s a […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Parenting Story: Integrity

Integrity: The triple filter test Here’s your Wednesday story from my never ending notebook and everlasting pencil! The Philosopher had just spent another hard day at the university asking lots of pertinent and challenging questions. On the way to his favourite cafe for dinner, he was greeted […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Parenting Story – Knowing Where to Tap

Here’s my Wednesday story from my never-ending notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil. Knowing Where to Tap At the end of the 19th century a wealthy mill owner was sick with worry as his steam boiler lay broken and his workers were standing idle. Time was money […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Parenting Story – The 99 Club

Every Wednesday I post an inspiring, thought provoking story for you to reflect on. I have been posting them for many years and today’s story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil is called the 99 Club The 99 Club “Once upon a time, there lived a […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Parenting Story To Ponder.

  I love stories! My Dad used to be a brilliant storyteller making up endless stories for me to fall happily asleep to last thing at night. He also used to tell my children “true lies” as he had run out of true stories about growing up […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story To Ponder

“Response-ability” The magic of metaphor from my never ending notebook and everlasting pencil. “Response-ability” is a strange sort of word because it shows us that we all have a choice in the way we respond to the different situations and circumstances we find ourselves in. In most […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story To Ponder – Why People Like Clowns

Here’s my Wednesday story from my never-ending notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil. Why People Like Clowns “Why do people like me?” asks the clown. “It is because I make people laugh?” “They enjoy laughing certainly,” says his friend. “Or is it my colourful clothes, large shoes […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story – Excellence is not a skill. It’s an attitude !

Here’s my Wednesday story from my never-ending notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil. Excellence is not a skill. It’s an attitude! ~ Ralph Marston A gentleman once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story – The Nails in the Fence

Here’s my weekly story from my never ending notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil to ponder this week. The Nails in the Fence Here is a wonderful story from my never-ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil that I taught the children in my Year 4 class many […]

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The Bus Stop Dilemma

Here’s a story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil The Bus Stop Dilemma The question is, how long do you stand at the bus stop? You’ve been here awhile now, standing in the rain, gazing hopefully down the road. The first few minutes were […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story To Ponder

Here’s today’s story from my never ending notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil. The Stubborn Computers Two computers are sitting on a desk in a brightly lit sitting room surrounded by the noise of a typical family and they won’t, can’t and refuse to talk to each […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story To Ponder

Today’s Wednesday Story from my never ending notebook and my ever lasting coloured pencil, is a true story by Kent Nerburn. The Last Cab Ride “Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living. One time I arrived in the middle of the night for a […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story To Ponder

The Giraffe Here’s a story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil about teamwork and the “we” mentality. There was once a giraffe who was taller than his brothers and sisters – he was the tallest giraffe that anyone had ever seen. The pity […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story To Ponder

The Echo Here is today’s story from my never ending note book and everlasting pencil. A man and his fine young son were walking in the forest. Suddenly the young boy trips and feels a very sharp pain and he screams out, “Ahhhhh.” Surprised, he hears a voice […]

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