I'm Sue Atkins and I am a Parent Expert, Broadcaster, Speaker, Coach and former Deputy Head and class teacher of 22 years as well as the author of "Raising Happy Children for Dummies" one in the best selling black and yellow series published worlwide. I'm also the author of the best selling Parenting Made Easy CDs and Workbooks.
I'm a Mum of two great teenagers, a lover of people and fascinated by change in myself and others.
I like to encourage people to bring out and explore the best in themselves easily and effortlessly and to help them discover how to make themselves truly happy in their family relationships.I'm vibrant, energetic and enthusiastic and want to make a BIG difference in the world through helping parents give their kids the ultimate gift of ....self esteem.
I really enjoy coaching parents (- I'm not a Super Nanny or a Mary Poppins!) but have trained with the Coaching Academy as a Life Coach - am a qualified NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer and have been taught by Dr Richard Bandler the co-founder and creator of NLP in association with Paul McKenna Training , the largest NLP organisation in the world, working alongside, John La Valle the President of the Society of NLP, Michael Neill Hollywood Life Coach and Paul McKenna himself . I also have a B.Ed (Hons) Teaching Degree from St Mary's College, London University.
I am also a EFT parenting Specialist. EFT or "tapping" is the power therapy of the 21st Century and is a simple and straightforward tapping technique for resolving parenting stress, anger and guilt. EFT provides the code for unlocking nature's healing systems and has been used most recently by Paul McKenna on Sky TV, with whom I regularly assist on his ground breaking Easy Weight Loss Seminars.
My parenting courses are accredited by the ECI - Europe's Accreditation Body for Coaches and Coach Training Providers and I am a member of the International Register of Professional Coaches.
I love laughing, singing and dancing round the kitchen table (using the pepper mill as a mike) and having friends round for parties, meals and great conversations! I am an avid Chelsea FC season ticket holder who is absolutely delighted they have reached the finals of the Champions League finally!
I have recently come back from Tony Robbins"Date With Destiny" Seminar in Orlando and the world has just got smaller and my visions much bigger! I want to commit to making a big difference in the world through my "Sue Atkins Foundation for Parenting Excellence" Centres around the world where parents can come and have fun learning, sharing and discovering their parenting potential through workshops, 1-2-1 coaching sessions and talking together.
Parenting can be a frustrating, overwhelming and challenging business but it can also be a huge joy, privilege and source of inspiration. My vision is to inspire millions, one parent at a time building confidence, positivity and harmony within families. Enhancing and fine tuning not judging, criticising or blaming.
I want to pat parents on the back not point a finger at them !
My vision includes giving back to society and empowering parents with techniques and strategies that give them a wide range of tools to work with that are practical and down to earth - because kids don't come with a handbook ..... well they do now actually and it's my "Raising Happy Children for Dummies" book !
I really want to help you be the best you can be so your children grow up to be happy, confident and well balanced parents - like a ripple in a pond making a positive difference in society over time.
I've just created some new products putting all my expertise into another format so parents around the world can enjoy exploring their parenting potential in the comfort of their own homes called Parenting Made Easy Toolkits - they range from topics such as "The Positive Parent Daily Workout" to "Navigating the Choppy Waters - the blueprint for parents of teenagers" to "Positive Toddler Taming" and "Handling Divorce Positively" to "Weighing Up The Work - Life Balance" and "Banishing The Bickering - successful strategies for bringing up siblings" - Coping With Change Easily" to "How To Be A Brilliant Parent" and I've also created "Living The Dream - Ways To Live Magically" inspiring young people with the courage and skills to plan their future and "Making The Big Leap - successful strategies for bridging the gap to secondary school"
I'm excited at this new way of helping you through downloadable as well as tangible products and I have lots more toolkits planned as parenting is such a vast topic and I plan to write one for parents of children with Special Needs soon.
I am passionate about supporting my charity "The Smile Train" helping children with a cleft palate have life changing operations easily and safely as I was blessed with a smiling nature and called "The Smiler" at school so I tithe a percentage of my income from Positive Parents= Confident Kids to this amazing charity. Unlike many charities that do many different things, The Smile Train is focused on solving a single problem: cleft lip and palate issues.
I also really love my 1-2-1 private and group coaching sessions as I am such a "people" person as I love spending time personally encouraging, championing and celebrating every parent's success either face to face or over the telephone. I just love helping parents move from where they are now to where they want to go in their family relationships easily - change happens quickly but habits take a little longer so that's why I love my 12 week Mastery Programme as I really enjoy seeing parents gain their own clarity, direction and confidence over a short period of time.
I'd love to hear from you as life is full of colour and fun when you meet other people so please drop me an e-mail to say hello.
To find out more sign up to receive my FREE ebook "How to Give your Kids the Gift of Self Esteem" which is bursting with new strategies, techniques and lots of practical and useful advice and tips go to => http://www.TheSueAtkins.com or give simply me a call on + 44 1342 833355 for a free 20 minute consultation.
I'll really look forward to hearing from you.
Because kids don't come with a handbook!
Life is what you make it!
Change happens quickly but habits take a little longer.
The greatest crime in the world is not developing your parenting potential. When you take time to explore your parenting, you are helping not only yourself but also your kids.
Parenting is like being Harry Potter on an exciting adventure unlocking the combination lock to a treasure chest. Your job is to find the right numbers, in all the right order to unlock the wonderfully fulfilling relationships you want with your children that will last throughout your lifetimes.