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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Hot flushes, Hormones And Empty Nests

I will always remember the way my heart lurched as my daughter announced that she was going to take the Offer from Manchester University after all and go a year EARLIER than she had planned. Of course I was thrilled that she was off to University […]

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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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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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Topic of the month – ADHD

Managing ADHD Positively There are an estimated 365,000 children in Britain diagnosed as having ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) which means they find it hard to concentrate, have extreme difficulty in sitting still, and find learning or concentrating very challenging too. These children are also very easily distracted […]

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How to spot your child’s language of love

How to spot your child’s language of love In our modern society raising happy, confident, well balanced and emotionally healthy kids is often increasingly difficult. Kids seem to speak a completely different language when they are texting or chatting on the internet that is sometimes hard to […]

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The need for noise and our struggle with silence.

I go into many schools running my Confidence Classes for Kids Workshop and I am always struck by how noisy the classrooms can become. I do an exercise called The Garden of Dreams where I take the children on a visualisation into a beautiful garden with sunflowers […]

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Are you juggling & slowly sinking under your Work/Life Balance? Here’s some quick tips to help.

The hurdles and preconceptions that career minded women must overcome to penetrate the boardroom and reach the higher echelons of the corporate hierarchy are more than well documented. Combine this with the difficulties that many of us face whilst trying to raise a happy well balanced family […]

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Grow Old With Me The Best is Yet to Come

Keeping the Glow with your Partner. Just relax and breathe deeply and slowly for a few moments and think about the most romantic, passionate, sensual and loving moments in your life. What were you doing….. seeing…… hearing and feeling in those magic moments? What would you be […]

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Do You Know Your Child’s 5 Languages of Love ?

I’ve been coaching a lovely Mum who lives in Australia this week on Skype and we talked about the 5 languages of love as she hadn’t heard of them before. So here is an old blog post explaining what they are , how they really can transform […]

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Coping With Christmas Stress

  Christmas, although a time of great joy and celebration, can also be the most stressful of times for even the best of parents, with the family home chaotic and often besieged by visitors. Throw into the mix over excited children who have weeks to sit around […]

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Empty Nest – The Joy & The Sadness

I will always remember the way my heart lurched as my daughter announced that she was going to take the Offer from Manchester Metropole University after all and go a year EARLIER than she had planned. Of course I was thrilled that she was off to University, […]

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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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It’s Dyslexia Awareness Month

I’m delighted to have been published in Magic Town as their guest blogger, as October is dyslexia awareness month, so I have some guidance for parents whose children may be struggling with reading because of dyslexia . Have you ever studied a foreign language and been confused by […]

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I’m excited as today I am interviewing Bear Grylls about his passion for getting kids OFF THE SOFA & OFF THE COMPUTER GAMES !

Today I am excited as I am interviewing Bear Grylls about his passion for outdoor activities. With today’s kids glued to computer games, ipads, ipods and TV I thought it would be fascinating to discover more about Bear’s passion for teaching kids to […]

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Having Your Family Round The Table – The Simple Act Of Eating Together

At this special family time of Thanksgiving here’s an article I wrote about the importance of families creating memories through simply sitting down regularly and eating together. Have a wonderful time 🙂 I am a real advocate of families sitting down and eating together as it creates […]

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