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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Why Breaking Up Needn’t Be So Hard To Do.

I have a Divorce Coaching Programme that is designed to support you through the difficult time of separation and divorce that gives you clarity, direction and confidence. Conflict damages everyone – particularly your children. Here is an article in The Daily Mail about handling divorce through the […]

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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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If you really loved me I wouldn’t have to ask !

Keeping the Glow with your Partner. Do you want more attention, more respect, more help with the kids, more hugs, more romance, more surprises, more time together, more intimacy, and more fun? Someone to babysit, iron the shirts, help make the dinner sometimes or hang up the […]

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Are You Missing One of These for A Successful Relationship?

Keeping the Glow with your Partner. Although most of us desire a healthy relationship it’s surprising how many of us don’t really understand what makes love survive long term. Most of us are bombarded with images of love and sex in magazines, TV adverts, and on the […]

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Keeping The Glow – After Having Kids. The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story

  In keeping with this week’s theme on romance and relationships, here’s today’s story from my never ending notebook and everlasting pencil. The pioneering biologist Bruce Lipton found that the cells in your body are always in one or two modes: protection or growth. Basically, in fear–mode […]

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The Dance of Intimacy – Keeping The Glow With Your Partner

This week will be all about Valentine’s Day and can be a time of great romance or great pain. Many people put their children first and of course while this is necessary and honourable is it at the expense of your own relationship? I remember a great […]

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10 Reasons Why Older Siblings Can Be Terrible Baby Sitters

Here’s something to ponder as you plan your well deserved night out! “It seems only natural for older siblings to be given the position of built-in babysitter. After all, they know the family rules and expectations better than any hired babysitter would. However, even though this may […]

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THE question to save your relationship.

As it’s Valentine’s Day just around the corner I thought it would be a good opportunity to pause when you are stressed, frustrated, angry or tired and to just STOP and ask yourself: What would love do now ?

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So did the last generation understand that ‘less-is-more’ when it comes to parenting?

I read an interesting article by John Rosemond in The Lacrosse Tribune about bringing up kids. What do you think of John’s thoughts?   “The so-called “good old days” really were better. For example, if the data is correct, then the state of parenting in America has been in slow […]

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Are childhood sweethearts a thing of the past?

Life long teenage sweethearts are an endangered species according to findings which turns the spotlight on the differences between the generations apparently. “Childhood Sweetheart” conjures up something magical doesn’t it as if the relationship is defying the usual scientific laws? Think Jamie and Jools Oliver, Wayne and […]

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Why Mid Life Marriages Are Failing

“Hope Springs“, the new film starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, highlights a growing trend among ‘silver wedding’ couples to turn to relationship counsellors…. The bit that made me smile was when Meryl pretended to look excited to be getting a subscription to cable TV after […]

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Are You Ready For a New Relationship?

Question: Are You Ready For a New Relationship? Here’s a super Divorce Support blog by Cathy Meyer from Divorce Support “You’ve been out of the dating scene for a long time. You’ve also just gone through the stress of divorce. You want to date and possibly build […]

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The Needy Parent Test

I’ve recently separated from my husband and I’m very aware that my kids keep checking in on me to see if ‘I’m alright’ when they staying over at friends, or out for long days, which is really sweet of them but unnecessary as I’m fine filling my […]

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Addicted to your cellphone? What are your kids learning from YOU ?

I wrote an article awhile back called “The Addictive Nature of Apples and Blackberries” about the addictive nature of our smartphones – as I got a new Blackberry and got very excited every time i saw the red light go off. I’ve also written about the little […]

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The Sue Atkins Weekly Parent Coaching Question

Today my weekly coaching questions are ones that I asked a couple I was coaching from the USA on Skype last week. Often we focus on what our partners get wrong so we just feel annoyed, fed up, frustrated or plain resentful. Just for this week ponder ……. What are my partner’s […]

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