MONTHS 1-2 // Common Behavior in Kids from Hard Places[/av_textblock] [av_hr class=’invisible’ height=’50’ shadow=’no-shadow’ position=’center’ custom_border=’av-border-thin’ custom_width=’50px’ custom_border_color=” custom_margin_top=’30px’ custom_margin_bottom=’30px’ icon_select=’yes’ custom_icon_color=” icon=’ue808′ font=’entypo-fontello’ admin_preview_bg=”] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] The first core value of Life Launch is to be a mentor who “Shares the Load”.
Sharing the load is all about:
- identifying with your mentee,
- respecting them enough to “communicate the plan” clearly and consistently,
- compassionately identifying and meeting their needs as a team by “making it your idea”,
- and gaining trust by modeling vulnerability and “pressing through” to say the deeply true and encouraging to your mentee.
By practicing sharing the load, you will begin the work of remodeling, not only your mentees perception of adults, but how they view themselves. In order to share the load of this population, it is critical to identify behaviors that come from trauma and interact with that behavior in a positive way. Our goal is not to excuse the behavior but to become a mirror to reflect and help process how their behavior affects others.
Our worksheet below will give you more tools to identify and interact with certain types of behavior that may manifest themselves as you get to know your mentee.