Robin's Mentoring Matters Blog

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24 Things to Always Remember – be encouraged

24 Things to Always Remember – be encouraged

Promote the spirit of mentoring as you encourage youth Some years ago I came across these words of encouragement written by Collin McCarty. They can motivate and inspire anyone working with youth in the role of a non-judgmental cheerleader who wants to model the...

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Quick tips for the champion resilience coach

Quick tips for the champion resilience coach

Identify and name a young person's strengths What kind of children do you want to raise? What kind of society do you want to live in? Two great questions I have been thinking about as I finish off a draft of possibly my final book: CHOICES: Encouraging Youth to...

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How you too can beat the pandemic – secrets shared!

How you too can beat the pandemic – secrets shared!

Ten user-friendly ideas to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. How are you coping with the pandemic? How is it impacting your life, your relationships and your future plans? We probably all know someone who has died as a result of the Covid virus, and people who...

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Mentoring lessons from my helicopter rescue experience

Mentoring lessons from my helicopter rescue experience

Have you ever quit on a mentoring relationship, or been tempted to do so? Or, has a good friend walked away from a friendship for some reason or other - how did you feel at the time? And now, as you reflect back on that time, any further thoughts? I certainly have...

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Five mentoring lessons from footprints in the sand

Five mentoring lessons from footprints in the sand

"Who am I?" What is the meaning and purpose of my life?" Anyone who has moved alongside adolescents will appreciate that these are just two of the many questions, albeit key questions they are asking during their journey to become a young adult and then an adult. Last...

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