Who is Suzie?
I’m a Relate-trained counsellor, an accredited parenting educator, an agony aunt with over 15 years experience of working on UK national magazines (including eight years as agony aunt of Women’s Own), newspapers, television, radio and online and the author of 26 books – the two most recent being Teach Yourself Step-parenting and Teach Yourself Single Parenting. I was the counsellor in ‘Stepfamilies’, a major BBC1 series, helping people sort their way through the difficulties of bringing new families together.
Category Archives: Children
They’ve bought all the equipment for a camping trip and have told my eldest that he’s going without his brother on the 1st trip, telling me that it’s because the youngest is still in a cot. (He’s just now moved into a bed) My husband,(who’s an only child) seems to think I’m over-sensitive and that it’s not a problem. Continue reading
Everything was wonderful until two months ago when we told her we were expecting a baby of our own. Since then, she refuses to talk to us, she shouts and slams doors. I’ve got to the point where I could slap her, she’s being so unlike my lovely daughter and such a pain. Continue reading
I am thinking of leaving home. I have got exams coming up and coursework due. I used to get on so well with my mum but all she does is cry and cry. Continue reading
All I wanted, was to touch her and kiss her, not being able to, was dreadful. How do you deal with the pain of unrequited love? Continue reading
My 11 yr old son was very rude towards a neighbour’s heavily pregnant wife. her husband wants an apology. I know it is going to be hard to get him to do that, as he will be too embarrassed. Continue reading
I’m not allowed to walk around the corner to the sweet shop with a friend my age. How can I show them I am mature enough to walk round the corner? Continue reading