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 – 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 – The Seahorse in a Starfish World

Here’s a story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil. The Seahorse Once upon a time, there was a young seahorse called Sidney. He was a lovely friendly and clever seahorse, who was very good at being a seahorse, but the problem was he was […]

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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 – If you’re good to life, life will be good to you.

      Here’s today’s story from my never ending notebook and ever lasting coloured pencil ! If you’re good to life, life will be good to you. The Master looked into the face of the young monk,and behind the eyes he could read that the boy’s […]

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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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Why Taking a New Baby Home Is Like Learning To Drive.

Metaphors and stories have been used for centuries as a method of healing, learning and guidance for parents and children alike. Here is my Wednesday Story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil Why Taking a New Baby Home Is Like Learning To Drive. “Taking […]

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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 To Ponder – Falling Over

Here’s my Wednesday story from my never-ending notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil. Falling over Here’s a story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil from Dave Mason from Hypknowsis “When I was a student, I went out one winter’s afternoon and I found that […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story – The Piano

Here’s my weekly story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil. The Piano A mum wanted to encourage her young daughter’s interest in the piano so decided to take her to a local concert featuring an excellent and famous pianist. In the entrance foyer the […]

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Don’t Stew – Ask Sue. ‘Why Does My Toddler Want To Read The Same Book Over & Over Again?

My 2 year old always wants to read the same book, play the same game & watch the same cartoon… shall I make him discover other things and how do I do that? Claire Poole from Epping Young children love repetition, whether it’s watching a video […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story – The Shoes

Here is my Wednesday Story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil. The Shoes You may have heard this very old story illustrating the difference between positive thinking and negative thinking before. “Many years ago two salesmen were sent by a British shoe manufacturer to Africa […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story – The Starfish.

Here is one of my very favourite stories from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil. The Starfish Story One day a woman was walking along the beach when she noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, […]

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