There are many mentee’s who may have experienced going through anxiety and this is often prevalent in refugee and asylum seeking children who may have come with life experiences that have been traumatic and impacted their confidence.
Some mentee’s may have come from war-torn countries as refugees and It is for this reason that many young people are impacted by their previous life experiences and can often come into mentoring with low self esteem.
We have compiled a few beneficial tips to boost your mentee’s confidence and enable them to feel happier and encouraged to pursue their talents and goals.
Encourage them to pursue their talents
Every person has a talent of their own and as a mentor it is most beneficial to encourage your mentee in pursuing their talents. When a young person achieves something or does something well there is nothing better than giving them praise and telling them how pleased you are with their progress. Ensure that you tap into their strengths and take interest in their hobbies. If you want to nurture confidence in your mentee it is important to ensure that you let them grow to reach their full potential.
Praise and acknowledge
When your mentee has done something well you should praise them and acknowledge their efforts. This will make your mentee feel that their efforts are being acknowledged and further motivate them into good practices, motivation and will build on their confidence. Often the most confident children have received praise for their efforts and this has further encouraged them to channel their efforts into achieving their goals.
It is always important to remember that boosting your mentee’s confidence can be imperative in enabling them to further achieve and nurture their talents so that they can be the best versions of themselves.
Support and listen to them
Many mentees have never had that supporting ear to listen to their needs or feelings. As a mentor, we need to be there to ensure that your mentee feels that they have someone to turn to and express their feelings.