This week Sue talks to e-safety pioneer and former police officer, Henry Platten, the founder of two brilliant e-safety resources for children – eCadets and GoBubble. Hear how all children can get involved with keeping themselves safe online.

Tweet of the Week @MumvsInterests  #PlayTableTop  Games encourages our younger generation to Board Games!

Here’s what parents have been kindly saying about The Sue Atkins Parenting Show.

“Sue Atkins is the new – and improved – Mary Poppins for today’s parents. She offers practical, fresh ways to help our kids become what we all hope and dream: happy, confident, responsible, resilient and ready for the fast-paced, plugged-in modern world.” (Dr Michele Borba, parenting expert and Today show contributor)


“Her advice is spot-on, insightful and has always worked – no matter whether you feel it is on a major or minor issue. Simply put, Sue’s advice makes sense.” (Lindsey Collumbell, Director, Bojangle Communications Ltd)



“Sue’s common-sense approach to parenting will benefit anyone with kids. She offers practical advice and insights that help busy parents set their priorities, create realistic expectations, and develop a positive family environment in their homes.” (Suzanna Narducci,



    Don’t Stew – Ask Sue Parenting Q & A

Question ‘Dear Sue, my 9 year old son is having trouble making friends. Any ideas to help?’ Elspeth Dabney Ipswich, Suffolk

Article: What to do when your child says,’ I’ve got nobody to play with.’

Article: How do kids make friends?

Product Parenting Made Easy – How to Raise Happy Children Sue’s Amazon best selling book.

Dee Blick says, “This is a beautifully written, upbeat and inspiring book with a real heart. You really feel Sue’s compassion, empathy and parenting expertise coming out on every single page. She neither patronises you nor makes you feel inadequate as a parent but instead dispenses the kind of parental worldly wisdom mixed with some great coaching tips that have made her a genuine parenting expert. As I was reading through this book last night, I found myself wishing that I’d had it when my two boys were very young. So many things I could have done better with a dose of Sue Atkins to help. Often with books of this nature you either get a celebrity aeroplane read – lots of filler and fluff but very little else or, an academic tome that has to be re-read several times before you get its gist. This is a book that really is packed full of parenting tips, wisdom and advice that any parent can resonate with and implement provided they are willing of course to make some changes and improvements to their parenting style and approach. I really loved the sections on how to improve your relationship with your partner and how to connect with your kids as they get older. It really is a fabulous book that should be on the bedside table of every parent or guardian, well thumbed, highlighted and dog-eared.”

QuestionWhat do I do with my naughty daughter who doesn’t listen to me? I say to her a hundred times. ‘Amelia please pick up your things. Amelia ignores me. So, I say it again. Amelia I told you to pick up your things. She says ‘I’m busy!’ On and on it goes and I’m exhausted, upset, and angry and feel that we are in some of battle but I’m not winning.” Amy Mitchell, Coventry UK

Article: Got an attention seeking child ? Here’s some tips and they may NOT be what you think !

Article: Why kids need rules – here’s a checklist to help.

Article: Sue’s Crucial ‘C’s

Product The Secrets To Well Behaved Kids one of Sue’s most popular CDs !


Don’t miss Sue’s fascinating interview with Drew Povey the inspiring Head teacher of Harrop Fold School from the Channel 4 Documentary ‘Educating Greater Manchester.

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