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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Terrified of Travelling with a Toddler? Here’s my 10 Tips for Keeping a Toddler Busy on a Plane

    I’ve been invited on to do a phone – in on ITV ‘This Morning’ about travelling on holiday with kids. So here are some of my practical tips to help YOU relax! We were on travelling on holiday to South Africa and the little girl […]

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Tips for Shopping With Toddlers at Christmas.

I think Christmas shopping and shopping generally with toddlers, is given a bad press! With a little bit of planning and some common sense there are many practical ways to take the stress, frustration and tension out of buying your father- in – law his annual socks […]

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The Dummy Tree, The Tooth Fairy & other quirky family traditions around the world !

I’m always encouraging my parents to create their own family traditions from bike rides to bowling, from having a film night in with popcorn to having a Sunday Lunch together as it builds memories that last a lifetime. I also love exploring and I came upon this really interesting article about […]

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Giving your toddler’s dummy the heave – ho !

  Dummies, bottles, teddy bears, soothers and cuddly toys, just like an old blanket, are really all about feeling a bit unsure in a busy world. My first piece of advice is to relax as children are so sensitive and are good at picking up your vibes. […]

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Are Dummies / Pacifiers OK For Your Baby or Toddler? Here are the Pros and Cons

  If you’re a new mum or dad or mum-to-be, the wellbeing of your child is, of course, your main priority and you want your child to have a healthy and happy course of development, both physically, emotionally and socially. When it comes to dummies, there’s a […]

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Vampires at the Nursery! Why Do Toddlers Bite?

  Biting! Vampires 🧛‍♀️ at the Nursery ! Biting amongst little ones is a distressing but common problem for parents. But why do toddlers bite and how can you prevent it? Why toddlers bite. I think it’s really helpful to understand why your toddler may start biting […]

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Activities to build self-esteem in kids ~ Tip 2

Failing Forward One of my favourite parenting stories is about a famous research scientist who made several important medical breakthroughs. He was asked by a journalist why he was so successful and he told the story of a very early lesson he learnt from his Mum when […]

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What’s wrong with Granny? Talking to your children about Dementia

    My children’s Grandma has senile dementia and it has been sad to see this once incredibly active, kind and weekly golfing woman become a shadow of her former self. When I found out I Googled “Dementia” as my former husband had his head rather firmly in […]

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The “electric babysitter!”

  The “Daily Mail” ran a headline about whether our little ones are at risk from the baby TV stations aimed at pre-school kids. There is concern that some parents are using the TV, iphones, ipads as a form of easy and stress free babysitting – plonking their […]

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Travelling With A Toddler On A Plane.

  I was interviewed by BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester today about travelling with toddlers on a plane and keeping them occupied and busy. Here are my 10 Tips for Keeping a Toddler Busy on a plane. We were on hols in South Africa and the little girl […]

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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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Toddlers, Sleep and A Sense of Humour !

Sleep Almost all babies have erratic sleep patterns to begin with, which most parents expect, and just when you thought you’d got them into some sort of rhythm and pattern…. things change! It’s very common for toddlers to start waking up in the night when they had […]

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The Baby Blogs. Day 16 – Preparing Your Older Child for Your New Arrival

Having a new baby is very exciting but your older child may worry about what all the changes may mean to them as for the last year or two they have probably been the centre of your universe so it’s a good idea to prepare them for […]

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The Baby Blogs. Day 20 – Preparing Your Older Child for Your New Arrival

Having a new baby is very exciting but your older child may worry about what all the changes may mean to them as for the last year or two they have probably been the centre of your universe so it’s a good idea to prepare them for […]

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The Baby Blogs. Day 19 – Preparing Your Older Child for Your New Arrival

Having a new baby is very exciting but your older child may worry about what all the changes may mean to them as for the last year or two they have probably been the centre of your universe so it’s a good idea to prepare them for […]

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