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Mentoring

Coincidence, Iwo Jima, and the Original Dr. Phil

This week I’ve noticed a number of interesting coincidences, most of which involve my friend and occasional mentor, Dr. Philip Trapp, who I affectionately call The Original Dr. Phil.

Phil is my colleague and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of Arkansas. Emeritus means retired with honor or distinction. Phil […]

February 28th, 2015|Categories: Mentor, Self & Other|Tags: , |

St. Vincent: Patron Saint of Bullied Kids?

It’s the movie award season and one movie that got some buzz was St. Vincent. Bill Murray plays Vincent, the acerbic neighbor who lives next door to Oliver and his mother. Oliver’s mom works late so Vincent is asked to “babysit” Oliver when he gets home from school. Vincent obliges (for $12/hour) and eventually […]

February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Mentor, Self & Other|Tags: , , |

No Time to Be Helped: The Challenge of Supporting Military Families

A few months ago I received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop a strategic model for school-based mentoring (SBM) that school districts can use to support students whose families serve in our country’s military (http://drtimcavell.com/serving-children-military-parents/). We plan to develop, refine, and evaluate a practical and sustainable SBM program for military-connected […]

February 14th, 2015|Categories: Mentor, Parent|Tags: , , , |

Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents — from the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

http://chronicle.umbmentoring.org/mentoring-youth-of-incarcerated-parents-my-experience-volunteering-at-big-brothers-big-sisters/

January 14th, 2015|Categories: Mentor|Tags: , , |

“Remember: I will always be your Little Brother”

This week, I’ve been thinking about A, the first boy I mentored through Big Brothers Big Sisters. It was his birthday this week and I try to send him birthday wishes each year, even though I’m no longer his Big Brother.

We met in October just before Halloween. He had an impish predisposition, an endearing […]

January 10th, 2015|Categories: Mentor|Tags: , |

Child’s Play: What to Give Christmas Morning

For most children, the magic of Christmas is waking to find new toys and games, each one offering the promise of sheer joy and hours of fun. Much is written each year about which toys are popular, which are age-appropriate, and which are educational. Far less is said about parents’ role in child’s play […]

December 24th, 2014|Categories: Mentor, Parent|Tags: , , , |

The Least Used, Most Useful Line in Parenting (or Mentoring)

Try this the next time your children come to you with a complaint or a problem that isn’t completely outside of their ability to solve: Listen without interrupting, take a moment to acknowledge their emotional state (“I can tell that you’re mad”), and then offer this question, “What are you going to do?”

In my […]

December 5th, 2014|Categories: Mentor, Parent|Tags: , , , |

Mentors as Shepherds

Nearly 15 years ago, I submitted a grant proposal for a mentoring study that wasn’t funded. Soon after, I switched faculty positions and the idea behind the study was set aside.
These days I think a lot about that idea and its approach to mentoring. The idea was this: Youth at risk don’t need mentors […]

September 1st, 2014|Categories: Mentor|Tags: , |