The Sue Atkins Wednesday Parenting Story – The Seahorse in a Starfish World

Here’s a story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil. The Seahorse Once upon a time, there was a young seahorse called Sidney. He was a lovely friendly and clever seahorse, who was very good at being a seahorse, but the problem was he was born in a world where most people were […]

The Sue Atkins Sunday Saying – a cup of positivi-tea

If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent. ~ Bette Davis   It’s tough being a parent – but we are there to be our children’s guiding hand. We need to step up and be their parent NOT their friend so this little quote makes me smile……. Keep […]

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 and waterfalls and I help them relax, concentrate […]

Attitude Is Everything

I work with many hundreds of parents, children and families around the globe and the difference in success or failure is not how you look, how you dress, how well educated you are, where you live or how much you have in your bank account –  it’s ALL about how you think. Of course I know first […]

The Power of 10%

    Vincent van Gogh said, “Great things are not done by impulse, but rather by a series of small things brought together.” What if you did just 10% more listening, playing & laughing with your kids this week how would that improve their childhood memories?