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Strategies For Engaging Your Mentee In Meaningful Discussion

How can I get my mentee to talk more?  This thoughtful question asked by mentors is usually followed by recounts of open ended questions going unanswered, or mentees who don’t talk or look their mentor in the eye.  It can be uncomfortable to sit in silence as few words are exchanged. But take heart, this [...]

Six Ways To Positively Respond To Youth

March for Our Lives, on March 24, 2018, was one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam War. On June 30, 2018, more than 600 marches occurred throughout the country protesting the separation of immigrant families entering the U.S. We are seeing more and more demonstrations, and activism is increasing especially amongst our youth. [...]

Essential Listening Tips

Develop​ ​the​ ​desire​ ​to​ ​listen​. Really listening to someone is a wonderful gift to give. Let​ ​the​ ​other​ ​person​ ​do​ ​most​ ​of​ ​the​ ​talking.​ ​ Applying the 70/30 rule ensures this will happen. You listen 70% of the time and you talk 30%. Avoid​ ​interrupting.​ There is always the temptation to interrupt so you can [...]

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