Written by Kris Bales of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.
I can’t remember where I read it, but a few years ago I was introduced to the idea that kids, particularly teens, need mentors.
A mentor is an older, trusted adult in whom a teen can confide and who can be trusted to provide sound advice, guidance, and encouragement.
It sounds a lot like a parent, doesn’t it? But, it isn’t.
Why do kids need mentors?
We are older, trusted adults who are willing to provide guidance to our kids and we always have their best interests at heart, so why on earth would we need to bring someone else into the picture?
Because we’re the parents.