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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It’s a fine balance between spying, controlling, teaching and trusting our kids online.

I remember being rung up on a Bank Holiday Monday by a Polish journalist last year, asking me my opinion on some new tracking device that tracks children through their mobile phone. I told her I didn’t like it as it smacked of cotton wool parenting, an […]

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Why oh why are our children becoming more & more unhappy?

Young teenagers are becoming increasingly unhappy, with growing concerns about school, their appearance and the amount of choice and freedom they have, a report has warned. The study, published by the Children’s Society following interviews with 42,000 children aged between eight and 17, found that after a […]

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Could your family survive a Digital Detox?

How would your kids feel if you decided to do a Digital Detox Week ? With the news that toddlers are becoming obsessed with gadgets, I’m asking – do we need to really limit our child’s tech play time: Read more at UKMumstv

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Why ‘Sleep Workshops’ really do get kids into bed!

  For many parents bedtime can be a daily battle, with children finding any excuse not to go to sleep. Today on the excellent “Sleep Workshop” in Bournemouth I heard stories of kids of 10 still creeping into their parents’ bed in the middle of the night, thrashing about, […]

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Is it a good idea to snoop on your child’s texts and social media messages?

Parents should snoop on their child’s texts and social media messages, David Cameron’s new advisor on childhood has claimed – but what do YOU think ? How do you monitor your child’s social media activity and keep an eye on what they’re saying, and who they are […]

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Using Facebook could help boost exam grades

I was surprised to read that students’ use of social networks like Facebook could help boost their exam grades, according to new research that I read about in The Telegraph today. I work with lots of parents (and teachers) who disapprove but it looks like time on […]

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Generation Xbox: ‘Alarming’ drop in fathers helping children to read

There’s an alarming study out by The Literacy Trust showing a drop in the number of fathers encouraging their children to read 🙁 The study by the National Literacy Trust shows one in three dads give no reading encouragement to their children to read at all – […]

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The Early Results Of An iPad Classroom Are In

Are you kids using i pads at school ? Here’s an interesting article about the positive impact the introduction of iPads are having in schools from Edudemic  

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A MUST SEE VIDEO FOR YOUR TEENAGERS – Watch First to a Million.

  Have you ever done something you regret? Ever shared something and wished you hadn’t? Would you know what to do and where to turn if you did? Find out what it’s like when things spin out of control. Watch First to a Million. It’s a film […]

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Keeping Your Kids Safe Online – Take A Look At The thinkuknow website

Feeling out of your depth coping with your kids technology? Find the latest information on the sites your kids like to visit, on mobiles and using all the new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young […]

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Teaching your kids about sex – oh dear there’s a new smartphone app for that !

I’m on BBC Radio Warwicks today talking about the new explicit sex app for 13 year olds ! Whatever happened to talking & teaching your kids about sex in a loving safe environment passing on your values and setting sex within a loving, caring, respectful relationship ? respectyourself.info website […]

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Playing ‘appy families: How Peppa Pig and Bob the Builder are changing the digital landscape for kids

Recent research from Disney UK revealed more than a third of British parents now see apps as integral to family life, with two in five spending up to £10 each month. Half admitted downloading an app at the request of their child with three in 10 […]

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Educational TV for Babies? It Doesn’t Exist

The television has many names – TV, the telly, the box, the electric “babysitter”… While the last one is usually said in jest, the sad fact is there is more truth to it today than there should be. In decades past and when I was growing up, whether and […]

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Is it a good idea for Facebook to make it easier for kids under 13 to join in?

Facebook is developing technology that would allow children younger than 13 years old to use the social-networking site under your parental supervision – what do you think about that? I’ve been in schools were the kids under 13 openly chat about being on Facebook and of course […]

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