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.

Got a topic you’d like covered? Just let Sue know and your question might be answered in the next blog!

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Getting Your Messy Teenager To Pull Their Weight!

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” ~ Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790, Scientist, Publisher and Diplomat Do you feel like you’re always wading knee-deep through your teenager’s piles […]

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For A Minute! The Technique That Will Change Everything

    I bet you’ve had your child ask you many times to read a book or play a game and I bet you’ve said, “In a minute.” This usually sets you up to forget the request and you may end up not doing what you told […]

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Getting Teens To Open Up To You – Ditch These Classic Ways To Switch Them Off

Communication can dry up during adolescence which is why people identify so much with Harry Enfield’s Kevin and Perry characters and that’s why the teenage stage has often been called the “grunt stage” but communication is a two-way process. It’s what we want and think, and what […]

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Teenage Parents ….. it’s NOT all doom and gloom !

I was invited to give a talk at One Support – a teenage parent support scheme in Camden by the wonderful Beverley Smith. Lithos Road provides accommodation based support for vulnerable teenage parents. They support young teenage parents aged between 16-19 who are pregnant or who are […]

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Sue Atkins on Helping Complicated Children Succeed in The Classroom.

My frank interview with Dr. Lynne Kenney – a practicing paediatric psychologist in Scottsdale, AZ with advanced training in forensic psychology and developmental paediatrics. She is the author of Bloom Today on #Bloombrainsmarts the UK’s respected parenting expert Sue Atkins and I have a frank conversation about […]

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Decoding Teen Social Media Language

I was on Channel 5 News the other night, discussing teen social media language with the lovely Emma and Ryan Broderick who’s a Buzzfeed reporter. We talked about the different shortcodes teens have and use to talk to each other.   I would love to know what […]

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Topic of The Month – Teenage Mood Swings …are they normal?

Perhaps you’ve heard from ‘You don’t understand me?’ to ‘Why can’t you just stop going on at me and leave me alone!’ all before and are wondering if it’s normal. Well, to reassure you …. it is but your teenager’s mood swings can affect the whole family […]

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Every teenager has the right to keep secrets.

My wonderful teenage daughter is 19 and has recently settled really easily into University life in Manchester. She’s got a boyfriend and seems to have a brilliant social life getting in when I am just about getting up ! 🙂 We have always got on extremely well and […]

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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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Is it fair to charge our son rent?

This week my advice has been published on iVillage. Inspired by George Clooney’s latest film, The Descendants, which features a difficult father-daughter relationship, family expert Sue Atkins has been answering your questions and making suggestions about how members who have posted on our Parents of Teens message […]

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Help with shouting, nagging and yelling at your kids.

Inspired by George Clooney’s latest film, The Descendants, which features a difficult father-daughter relationship, family expert Sue Atkins has been answering your questions and making suggestions about how members who have posted on our Parents of Teens message board may find a way forward. The following message […]

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Help, my daughter has a terrible attitude!

Inspired by George Clooney’s latest film, The Descendents, which features a difficult father-daughter relationship, family expert Sue Atkins has been answering your questions and making suggestions about how members who have posted on our Parents of Teens message board may find a way forward. The following message […]

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George Clooney, Sue Atkins and Teenagers

I’m delighted to give you the links to some of my answers that the interesting film The Descendants with George Clooney raised as I was invited by Think Jam the Hollywood PR Agency to answer some typical parenting questions around bringing up teens. Here are some […]

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The Sue Atkins Weekly Parent Question

  In keeping with my theme of bringing up happy, confident teens this week because I have been asked to write some answers for Think Jam the award winning digital PR and creative agency based in Hollywood that is promoting the latest award winning George Clooney film “The […]

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