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 Parent Question

  As a new report shows that TV adverts encourage children to guzzle fizzy drinks rather than water, this week’s question for you to ponder is: Just for this week how can I cut down on my child’s sugar intake ?    

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Should I let my baby cry itself to sleep?

  I receive many questions for my The Sue Atkins Parenting Show Podcast about babies & sleep: Is letting your baby cry itself to sleep at night cruel and unnatural or no big deal? What is best for your baby: crying itself to sleep, controlled crying or […]

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5 Year Olds Are Having Panic Attacks About Meeting Friends for Playdates After Repeated Covid Lockdowns.

I have been invited to speak on the Andrew Pierce podcast for The Daily Mail about this really distressing report. 5 Year Olds Are Having Panic Attacks about Meeting Friends for Playdates after Repeated Covid Lockdowns. Children as young as five are having panic attacks about meeting […]

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Shouting at naughty children makes their behaviour WORSE.

  I was recently interviewed on BBC WM a local radio station in Birmingham discussing why shouting at naughty children makes their behaviour WORSE. It was based on this article As a former Deputy Head there are loads of other ways to discipline your kids but let’s […]

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Teenagers who eat with their parents are up to 35% less likely to have eating disorders

I am a real advocate of families sitting down and eating together as it creates a bond, a connection and makes life fun. Kids can chat about their day, their worries or just spend time with you, and you can share your life with them in […]

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Counting calories and skipping LUNCH. The dangers of FitBits.

I was asked to speak on BBC Radio Three Counties about a leading girls’ grammar school that has banned FitBits and other gadgets over concerns that their students are skipping lunch if they fail to meet step and low calorie targets. Teachers fear that the trendy health […]

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SHOCKING ! Almost half of six-year-olds go online in their bedrooms – and a third use messaging services like WhatsApp, a study has revealed.

I was interviewed on Sky News and BBC Three Counties Radio today as it is Internet Safety Day about a survey of 1,500 parents by Internet Matters showing that six-year-olds are now as digitally-advanced as 10-year-olds were three years ago. As many as 48% use the internet for […]

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Is 14 too young to have a tattoo? My comments on ‘The Daily Mail’

I was asked for my comments for The Daily Mail today as a shocking new show set in a tattoo parlour in the Greek party hotspot of Kavos, reveals how a mother and father took their 14-year-old son to get his first tattoo, so he could be like […]

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Child Genius – isn’t it really all about the parents?

I’ve been interviewed by The Daily Mail and appeared on LBC radio discussing the final of ‘Child Genius’ the Channel 4 programme that pits very bright & gifted children in competition with each other. As a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher for 25 years I felt […]

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Oh for goodness sake – a little bit of Spanx is one thing but at 15 a corset ? Give me strength – what’s the matter with the mother ?

Oh for goodness sake – a little bit of Spanx is one thing but at 15 a corset ? Give me strength – what’s the matter with the mother ? I read with consternation an article in the Daily Mail about Karen Green the mother who bought her […]

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Would you stand up to teenage yobs?

  I was asked to comment on BBC Three Counties Radio today about the Mum who stood up to some children who thought it was ‘fun’ to throw boxes off the shelves as the IKEA worker struggled to put them back again. The Ikea worker’s pleas for […]

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Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. A new study from Harvard University in the USA reveals that children benefit more from their father reading them bedtime stories

  Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. A new study from Harvard University in the USA reveals that children benefit more from their father reading them bedtime stories.e Dads, the research revealed, spark more “imaginative discussions” and are more instrumental to their children’s language development because […]

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As S Club star Rachel Stevens leaves kids alone in car for 10 minutes sparking a big debate – I ask ‘Could your kids cope if something went wrong?’

  I’ve been interviewed for my opinion by The Daily Mirror & The Daily Mail and am talking on BBC Three Counties Jonathan Vernon Smith’s programme at 10 o’clock tomorrow discussing Rachel Stevens leaving her 18 month old and 4 year old unattended in her car while […]

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I wonder what Bear Grylls would make of this ?

    I was asked to comment on BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester about this new survey about the dangers of trampolines. Families are being hit with £100,000 bills for trampoline and bouncy castle injuries! Parents are increasingly calling in lawyers when their children have been hurt […]

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Little Harper Beckham and that DUMMY ! The Importance of Comforters.

My advice is on the front page of The Daily Mail today and I’ve been interviewed on 10 BBC radio stations around the UK and am appearing on the ITV This Morning sofa tomorrow morning talking about little Harper Beckham having a dummy at the age of […]

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