Mentoring Tip: Mindfulness
Mindfulness means paying full attention to something. It means slowing down to really notice what you’re doing. Being mindful is the opposite of rushing or multitasking.
When you’re mindful, you’re taking your time. You’re focusing in a relaxed, easy way. Read up on how to develop and practice mindfulness.
Remember, practice makes perfect!
Mentoring Tip: Honouring the Introvert
Is your Little quite shy? Do you wish they would just open up or talk more?
Shyness is not a disorder or a disability to be treated or cured. It is symptomatic of a beautiful character trait – an ability to observe keenly and feel deeply.
Read up on how to honour and support your shy Little Brother/Buddy.
Mentoring Tip: Encouraging your Little’s Sense of Humour
Laughing together is a great way to connect, and a good sense of humor can also make kids smarter, healthier, and better able to cope with challenges.
Here is a great resource on how to help your Little develop their sense of humour.
Once you’re done, head over to the Funology website to find a few jokes to share with your Little!
Active listening is a great way to build a strong relationship with your little. It includes both verbal and non-verbal skills that will help you understand what your Little is sharing with you.
Active listening also shows your Little that you are truly interested in what they have to say.
Read up on how to develop your active listening skills through this link.