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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Read my tips for less stress at Christmas with a new baby.

  Christmas can be a stressful time of year – and one spent with a newborn even more so! Here are some handy tips to help you and your little one, enjoy the festive season. This Christmas will be different for you in terms of what you […]

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I went head to head live on BBC Radio Sheffield with Katie Hopkins on the importance of baby names

Today the most popular list of baby names has been revealed with Harry and Amelia topping the list this year.   I’ve just been head to head with Katie Hopkins from The Apprentice live on BBC Radio Sheffield who believes that you can apparently judge whether children […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Listen to “Bringing Up Britain” on BBC Radio 4 – teaching kids resilience & character

I am delighted to tell you that I was on BBC Radio 4 at 8pm on Wednesday 10th April joining the panel discussing how we teach children to have a strong resilient character on Bringing Up Britain “Character can be broadly defined as the collection of strengths […]

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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? […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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? […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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