a mentor to your own children!
Build supportive relationships with your children based on mutual
Encourage your children's appropriate behavior by developing
mentoring relationships rather than those based on control.
Are you a Mentor at home?
- Do you see yourself as a partner with your children?
- Do you allow your child freedom to perform within established
- Do you encourage the independent thinking and personal growth
of your children?
The step-by-step practical approach to mentoring outlined by Linda
Culp Dowling and Cecile Culp Mielenz, Ph. D. in Mentor Manager,
Mentor Parent combines successful management methods with down-to-earth
parenting practices to develop skills you can use to be effective
in both roles.
book takes the best of parenting theory and practice and presents
it in one neat package! Showing the similarities between management
and parenting encourages parents to apply the skills they already
have to the new challenge of parenting!
MS Parent Educator, Seattle WA
these strategies, a Mentor Parent
by incorporating expectations and clear boundaries into the daily
routines of the family. Her own actions consistently reflect those
values. The mentor parent teaches Old school papers can be recycled,
so put them in the recycle bin
coaches to transfer responsibility to his child. He supports
a child's strengths and encourages her self-discovery. Okay,
you dropped the ball last time. What can you do differently
by collaborating to establish new expanded expectations for the
child's behavior. She models the use of language to express feelings
I hear your concern. Let's sit down and talk about it.
go by accepting the results of a child's choices. He
moves beyond a focus on control and views letting go as a positive
growth experience for everyone. Choosing to take your shower
at night seems to help you get ready in time to meet the bus the