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: Family
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
I work nights 1 week in 4 and days the rest of the time. I recently came home from a night shift to find an answer phone message on our home phone from a woman who was calling my husband to thank him for last night. Continue reading
I want our child to go on seeing his father and grandparents but I’ve had arguments in the past with them because they all smoke like chimneys and smack him. Continue reading
There are some other mums at the café I go to but they’re not very friendly. They smile and say hello but they never ask me to join them. How can I make friends? Continue reading
My es late on visits, often cancels or changes the arrangements. My new husband is a total contrast – loving, caring, totally reliable. So why on earth does my son refuse to accept him? Continue reading