The Sue Atkins Weekly Parent Coaching Question

If not now, then when? Every week, on a Monday, I post a Parent Coaching Question for you to ponder. Save it on your phone to see each morning to get you thinking, or pop it up on the fridge in the kitchen to pause to ponder throughout the week. No beating yourself up now […]

What to do when kids want to choose their own outfits !

My 3-year-old wants to choose what she wears each day & we’re having terrible battles around stopping her wearing her princess dress with a woolly hat and wellies, or some days her ballet dress and fairy wings with flip flops. One week all she wanted to do was wear was her brother’s dragon suit. What’s […]

Kids Don’t Fail, Schools Fail Kids: Sir Ken Robinson on the ‘Learning Revolution’ What are YOUR thoughts?

  British author and speaker Sir Ken Robinson is known for several accomplishments, from his books to his professorships to his TED talks. But in 2006, he gained recognition for something that no other TED speaker in history has done. It was back then that he delivered a TED talk on the topic of whether […]

Are middle children more successful & do Mums lie to their children? Episode 15 of The Sue Atkins Parenting Show

The Sue Atkins Parenting Show is where we discuss every possible aspect of parenting, giving you advice and support on topics which affect your daily life. Each free, weekly episode is bursting with practical tips, techniques and ideas. Also, you can sign up to The Sue Atkins Parenting Club  for exclusive access to a friendly […]

Basically parenting all boils down to bowels & behaviour!

I had a fun interview on BBC Radio Leeds this morning talking about a book the presenter found in his attic. We had bathing kids in tea and vinegar to reduce  their temperature, to putting whiskey in their bottle to help them sleep through.   We also heard about giving kids Steedman’s power for practically […]

Tips To Autonomy.

Trust is the key. Autonomy means a lot more than simply growing up. It’s also having the self-confidence to do, and to try, certain things, which fosters & develops your child’s independence, and it also means developing the ability to think and act for themselves. By becoming autonomous, and therefore becoming more detached from you […]