Freein13 is a mentoring program, not therapy or counseling. A mentor, in no way should consider him/herself as a therapist or counselor unless they are trained and licensed.
HOW do i choose a mentor for my child?
Helping your child choose a non-judgemental Mentor is critical in helping them succeed.
When thinking of a possible Mentor for your child, consider the following:
Do they care about your child?
Are they willing to devote the time?
Are they willing the skills necessary to be a successful mentor
When looking at the diagram above, notice your role as a parent is to love and encourage your child. Your child is a good person, they are not broken. They are trapped in a pattern of behavior they want to change. They need a loving parent that will allow them to work with their Mentor to free themselves.
I've been asked to be a mentor.
"ONE OF THE GREATEST VALUES OF MENTORS IS THE ABILITY TO SEE AHEAD WHAT OTHERS CANNOT SEE AND TO HELP THEM NAVIGATE A COURSE TO THEIR DESTINATION."
- John C. Maxwell
When looking at the diagram above, notice your role as a mentor is to provide support and accountability. The participant is not broken, but rather trapped in a pattern of behavior that is detrimental to their happiness. They need a mentor they can trust and be held accountable to. They will share things with you they may not share with anyone else. Honor this relationship and it will change you for the better.
Your first step is to read your Mentor Manual. Your Mentor Manual will supply you with the information you need for both of you to be successful. We've also provided an FAQ at the bottom of this page.
If you have additional questions not found in the FAQ, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.