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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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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Teaching Tolerance

I’m reading Barack Obama’s autobiography at the moment and as a former teacher it’s got me thinking about prejudice, discrimination and tolerance. I think kids are born with wide-eyed curiosity and an instinctive sense of justice. While they certainly notice differences among people, they don’t typically attach […]

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Topic of the Month – 10 Things to Do Each Day

  Ten simple things to do every single day as a parent Parenting is a 24 hour, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year job so it can be tiring, frustrating and challenging. But, bringing up a child can also be hugely rewarding, uplifting, fun and […]

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How Can I Keep My Children Safe Using Social Media?

  I’m being interviewed for The Daily Mail podcast today about how to help your teenagers manage social media, specifically in the light of the permanence of what they post and the impact this might have on their futures. There has been a great deal of debate […]

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Teaching Tolerance – an important value in an angry world. Race, class, gender and kids’ conversations.

              This is a tough subject that many parents are shying away from, and it’s not about the birds and the bees! A new study by the researchers at Sesame Street indicates a majority of parents may not be having a […]

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The Mental Health Crisis Among Girls.

  We live in a world of growing perfectionism. From selfies to photo shop, young people are under pressure. They are under pressure at school to perform due to our obsession with data driven learning. They are under pressure on social media – mocked, scorned and ridiculed […]

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Brexit, Family Fall Out and Moving Forward

        I’ve just been interviewed about my thoughts on healing and helping families move on from the Brexit Referendum as some families are really split over the decision to leave Europe. I have likened it to the grieving process during a Divorce. For some […]

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The Sue Atkins Weekly Parenting Question.

I have been pondering tolerance and how we teach that important value to our children in an angry world. But just for this week I want you to ponder how you teach your children to be tolerant, respectful and empathic to others. Children are constantly watching, listening […]

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A Long Walk To Freedom – Teaching Tolerance, Empathy & Forgiveness

  I have been asked to give a talk to a group of parents on teaching tolerance so children can learn empathy, kindness and forgiveness and I felt the poignancy of the invitation as I have just come back this evening from watching the wonderful film “Long Walk To […]

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Today is a good day to teach TOLERANCE.

The Importance Of Teaching Your Kids TOLERANCE I was in a school on Friday and the assembly was incredibly moving as it inspired awe, wonder, reverence and dignity. It was about teaching the children about tolerance and learning from the past, and it was based around […]

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The Nail in the Fence – A Story To Tell Your Kids for Anti Bullying Week

The Nail in the Fence Here is a wonderful story from my never-ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil that I taught the children in my Year 4 class many years ago. There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a […]

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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story To Ponder

Here is a lovely story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil from my new friends http://www.ParentingExtra.com that I met on Twitter http://twitter.com/ParentingExtra The Colour of Friendship “This story teaches us to recognise that we are different, and that it is our differences that give us […]

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Topic of the month – Family Talk Time

As a Parent Coach and mum of two grown up children I am often shocked, distressed and searching for ways to help our society move towards a better future where children can grow up safe, well balanced and with a purpose in life. Free from despair, anger, drugs and […]

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