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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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 Baby Blogs. Day 18 – 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 1. 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. Pregnancy Preparations The first two years are what I call […]

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Teaching kids to let go of their worries.

I go into lots of schools doing my Confidence Classes for Kids Workshop and After School Club and I always do a Garden Of Dreams visualisation that helps children to let go of their worries, anxieties and stresses. But here is another tool that I use: The […]

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Tooth Brushing Tips For Kids That Just Won’t Brush!

Is getting your kids to brush their teeth turning into a war of wills that’s driving you mad ? I well remember saying to my daughter Molly that she’d end up with black teeth and no boyfriends when she refused to brush her teeth for the umpteenth […]

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Potty Training Made Easy!

On average, most children begin learning to use a potty by around their second birthday, but, as with everything in children’s development, each child is different. Up to the age of 20 months, toddlers’ bladders need to empty often, and their muscles aren’t always fully developed which […]

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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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Pals Across The Pond – New Video on enhancing TODDLERS communication skills

  How do we enhance communication skills in a 19 month old? Sue says build their confidence with language. Lynne adds read their body language

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Should I let her boyfriend stay over?

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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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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Animal School – a wonderful video to celebrate that every child is as unique as their fingertips !

  As regular readers of my blog will know I used to be a Deputy Head and class teacher for over 20 years – this is a truly beautiful video for all parents, teachers and educators……. to celebrate that every child is as unique as their fingertips […]

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Ten great things to tell your kids.

I’m being interviewed in a couple of weeks by Bruno LoGreco a Canadian Life Coach, Author and Television Personality and I have been asked to pick out 10 great things to tell your kids. This actually is in my first book “Raising Happy Children for Dummies” which you […]

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