Gill Hines

Education and parenting consultant

Preparing for Change


the preteen years are a time of enormous growth and development with most children ready to take on the challenges and rewards of new experiences. For parents it's a time to start changing the way you manage your child and begin to move from being their conscience to being their coach. This means allowing them to take managed risks and to learn from them, to take on new responsibilities which are clearly linked to privileges and expecting them to manage their relationships, including those with you, respectfully and independently.

For the first time ever I've put together a three session course for parents called 'Preparing for change' which is running in several different venues this term. I have aimed it at parents of children in year 5 and 6 and it's all about how to help you and your child make the changes necessary for the coming years. Check out details on my 'Parent workshops' page.