Have young people never had it so bad?

I was recently talking on LBC Radio about young people’s expectations and their hopes for owning their own property as today’s young face, including my own two kids,  high unemployment, expensive education, and a lifetime of renting, whereas when I was in my twenties we had rising wages, low house prices & plenty of job opportunities. […]

Are you joining me at The Sunday Times Education Festival?

I’m delighted and thrilled to be a speaker at The Sunday Times Educational  Festival  next Saturday. I’ll be speaking about One Page Profiles in education and in families. I’ve recently been interviewed by The Sunday Times so click on the link to read what I think about class sizes 🙂 https://sueatkinsparentingcoach.com/read-my-interview-in-the-sunday-times/ This Festival really is the […]

Read my interview in The Sunday Times

I’m delighted to have been interviewed for The Sunday Times today as I’m speaking on One Page Profiles at The Sunday Times Education Festival on 22nd June. Here’s the link to read what I have to say about class sizes in schools ! What we’d change now.    http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/public/festival_of_education/article1264415.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2013_05_25

Join me at The Sunday Times Education Festival

I’m delighted and thrilled to be a speaker at The Sunday Times Educational  Festival  in June. I’ll be speaking about One Page Profiles in education and in families. I’ve recently been interviewed by The Sunday Times and that will be out this Sunday so grab a coffee and settle down to have a read ! This […]

Most toddlers know the F*** word before they know the alphabet !

    I’m discussing swearing on BBC Radio Wales as most children learn how to swear before they  even know the alphabet, according to a new book that examines bad language and  its origins out today. English speakers also use a swear word on  average once in every 140 words, roughly the same proportion as the […]

Should parents drug babies on long flights?

I’m on the JVS Show on BBC Three Counties talking about this controversial subject now. What do you think? “Parents taking infants on long flights are turning to medication to help their children sleep. But is the practice safe – or a dangerous abuse of parental power? On a recent afternoon flight from Miami to […]

The Boy Beckham & Burberry

So why does Victoria Beckham think it’s OK to trade off her fame to allow her 10 year old son to sign up to be a model for Burberry ? Surely as a family they don’t need the money ! I can’t help but wonder why his parents thought it would be good for him to model. […]

Teaching children respect, good manners and curtesy for others.

I really enjoyed our discussion on BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire  with Annie Oethan discussing manners with Liz Brewer from Ladette to Lady fame as we were discussing a school in Fowey Community College who have introduced manners and etiquette to  teenage girls and boys who seem to be loving them ! Click here to listen […]

I’ve been nominated for the BBC Radio 4 Power List

I am absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for The Woman’s Hour Power List. The Woman’s Hour Power List will rank the 100 most powerful women in the UK at the start of 2013. Which women have the biggest impact on our economy, society, politics and culture? Who has the ability to inspire change as […]

How do you handle the culture of celebrity with your kids ?

“I’d like to win X Factor”,  “I’d like to marry a footballer” “I’d like to win the lottery” are goals I hear a great deal when I’m going into schools running my Confidence Classes for Kids Workshop as I do an exercise at the end of the day around setting goals, raising aspirations and making […]

Coach In The Spotlight – Sue Atkins

Here’s my interview with The Coaching Academy where I qualified as a Coach many years ago ! What brought you to coaching? I became very interested in self development and read a great book by Fiona Harrold called “Be Your Own Life Coach” and I wanted to apply this way of working to parenting so […]

Bringing back chat to pubs – let’s ditch the football & fruit machines !

I‘m speaking at the FAB Table Talks – bringing chat back into pubs ! ‘This House believes that if you wanna keep your soul; don’t play the chords of fame’ Come to the Grasshopper for a jovial debate with beer! This time we’re discussing all things celebrity on Thursday 1st November from 8pm with Broadcaster […]