In formal mentoring relationships, consistency is connected to the longevity and quality of relationships. One of the greatest things an adult can do when working with young people is to be consistent. Young people are learning the nuances of the world and can often be
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.
Three key roles mentors play in their mentor/mentee relationship include: Adult Friend- building a relationship where you are a trusted adult friend to your mentee includes: o Consistency o Working towards equal power in the relationship o Honoring rules and guidelines of your mentee’s parents