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A free, weekly show to support and inspire you! Discussing 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.

A free, weekly show to support and inspire you! Discussing 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.
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A free, weekly show to support and inspire you! Discussing 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.








How To Become A Calmer More Confident Mother - SAPS121

This week, Sue spoke to Joanna Jensen and Dr Jennifer Crawley from Childs Farm who produce wonderful cosmetics for children's sensitive skin. There were also Don't Stew Ask Sue questions about rushing and being impatient!


Juggling The Complexities of Working from Home with Kids - SAPS 120

This week, Sue discusses the success of parenting advances in Leeds with Eddie Mair on LBC and there are Don't Stew Ask Sue questions about how to cope with your kids when working from home and kids who don't listen!


Children Could Be Banned from School. Is It Wrong to Punish Children for NOT Having the MMR Vaccination? SAPS119

This week, Sue talks to the amazing Lori Lite, American author, producer, entrepreneur and founder of Stress Free Kids, who is known for her works in the field of children's stress management. Lori has authored 11 books and a curriculum. In Don't Stew Ask Sue there are questions about the MMR vaccination and teenage parenting issues!


5 Evidence-Based Secrets to Revising That Will DRAMATICALLY Improve Your Kids Grades SAPS118

Sue speaks to the team behind Taste n Tell this week about their remarkable books as well as tackling another two questions in Don't Stew Ask Sue: How to Revise How to encourage your children to like school


More Than a Score - Special Episode with Nancy Stewart!

Nancy Stewart is an independent consultant and writer. In 2007 she was co-opted to TACTYC’s Executive Committee as a local authority representative, and has stayed busy with TACTYC ever since – currently as Vice Chair, and with responsibility for communications and consultation. Nancy is also heavily involved in the More Than a Score campaign which says, "Primary school children in England are being let down by a system that cares more about measurement than their education...It puts an...


What Every Child Needs for Good Mental Health SAPS117

This week, Sue is in Conversation with Dawn Mitchell from ‘We Do Wellbeing.’ We Do Wellbeing was established by Dawn Mitchell in 2015. The ethos behind ‘We Do Wellbeing’ is a result of Dawn’s experiences working in NHS and Local Authority health and wellbeing services for over a decade and developing a strong sense that things needed to be approached differently. There are also Don't Stew Ask Sue questions about disciplining 16-month-olds and exam stress!


Fussy Eaters? Sue Joins Disney Junior UK for a Parenting Hacks Tea Party To Give You Her Top Tricks & Tips! SAPS116

This week, Sue covers: 5 Simple Tips to Help Your Competitive Child Plus Teenage Mood Swings - A Guide to Help YOU Cope! There are Don't Stew Ask Sue questions and some details on Sue's recent and future work with Disney Junior on live parenting advice!


Why cooking up a happy step family is like a slow burning casserole! SAPS115

Sue speaks to Chris Williams about his amazing app called Chatta which encourages pupils to reflect on, review and improve oral language – in a similar way to how written work is redrafted. There are also Don't Stew Ask Sue questions on step families and bedtimes!


Why Boredom Is GOOD for Your Kids - SAPS114

Sue welcomes Steve Franks CEO & Managing Director at Water Babies this week and discusses his work getting the youngest children to swim as well as his campaigning for a cabinet minister for children and young people. There are also Don't Stew Ask Sue questions about boredom and shouting!


Sue’s Tea Party on Bedtimes for Disney Junior - SAPS113

In a Special Needs Special, Sue talks about handling divorce confidently with your Special Needs child as well as caring for your other children when you have a child with additional needs and 10 Signs your child may have Asperger Syndrome. There's also a great conversation with Dr. Amy Brown, author of ‘The Positive Breastfeeding Book'.


Raising Adventurous Eaters in a Chicken Nugget World - SAPS 112

Sue talks to Emma Pickett author of The Breast Book-A puberty guide with a difference this week in a fascinating interview. There are also Don't Stew Ask Sue questions on fussy eaters and helping nervous children to cope with visits to the dentists!


How to raise children to love maths even if you don't. Ending Power Struggles Over Exam Revision. In conversation with Neil Coleman from Outdoor Play and Learning. SAPS 111

Sue spoke to Neil Coleman this week. Neil works for OPAL - Outdoor Play and Learning - who work with schools to enrich playtimes. There is also time for two Don't Stew Ask Sue questions about maths and revision!


New Baby? How to get your partner to help out more. Let’s Talk’ - Teenage Smokers. Sue in Conversation with Sean Grover - SAPS 110

We remind ourselves of the great conversation Sue had with Parenting Expert, Sean Grover as well as answering questions in Don't Stew Ask Sue about how to help dads get more involved with caring for a baby and how to tackle your child if you find out they have started smoking!


Celebrating the impact of global educationalists at ‘The Nexus Education Blog Awards.’ What to say when Grandma dies. Plus, Joel Hawbaker discussing ‘Blended’ families. SAPS109

Sue speaks to Joel Hawbaker, an expert in blended families from his own experience and helping others. Also, there are Don't Stew Ask Sue questions about bereavement and tooth brushing!


How to support step children when their biological father doesn't want contact. Supporting children with two houses after divorce. Sue in Conversation with Jayneen Sanders author of 'Some Secrets Shouldn't Be Kept'. SAPS 108

We revisit Sue's conversation with Jayneed Sanders this week and talk about her very important work. Also, there are questions in Don't Stew Ask Sue about step children - when their step fathers don't want to have contact with them and when they have to cope with two houses.


Moving House? 5 Tips to Help Your Kids Adjust Easily, Anorexia and Bulimia: What to Look For, Want to positively TRANSFORM the atmosphere in your home? Plus Sue in Conversation with Maria Lianos - Carbone from A Mom's World SAPS107

Canadian author, Maria Lianos-Carbone talks to Sue about her book and work in supporting moms. In Don't Stew Ask Sue, there's an important question about eating disorders and Sue also finds time to give some welcome advice about moving house and its effects on children.


“So, do you want kids?” 10 essential parenting questions you’ve GOT to ask your partner. 6 Parenting Tips When Your Child is Disruptive in Class Plus · Ant McPartlin Diagnosis & Sue’s Masterclass on ADHD - SAPS 106

In another wide-ranging episode, Sue gives essential advice on how to talk about kids before you have them, disruptive children and Ant on ADHD!


Why Babies Cry in the Bath & What You Can Do About It. Myths About Perfectionism & #FamilyFun ‘ING’ Activities - the Antidote to ‘Too Much Screen Time’ - SAPS105

We listen again to the inspirational Jo Fitzgerald of Tiny Sponges this week and there are also questions about bath time and perfectionism!


Is your family's screen time under control? Don’t Stew- Ask Sue: Should I let my son’s girlfriend stay over? Sue in conversation with ‘Hattie’s Friends’ author Lesley Berrington – wonderful books about disability. SAPS104

After a recent report which suggested that parents don't need to worry too much about their children's screen time, Sue is upset and disagrees! There's also a Don't Stew Ask Sue question about boyfriends or girlfriends staying over and we meet Lesley Berrington who has written some wonderful books which include disabled characters.


A Compendium of Parenting Advice at the end of 2018 - SAPS 103

This week I’m here on my own as it’s the middle of the Christmas and New Year break, 2018. Parenting Expert Sue Atkins will be back next week. So that gives me a chance to look back at some of the recent episodes of the show and present a small selection of clips either to remind you about the fantastic content we have shared recently or to encourage you to investigate the episodes further. All the episodes of the Sue Atkins Parenting Show are available permanently and if you’d like to hear...