Holidays
July 17, 2018
Seedling
Planning for Winter Break

Planning for Winter Break

The arrival of winter break signals a variety of challenges for many of us – holidays, travel, gathering with family and friends. It also means one major thing every year: calendar chaos! Between our own holiday commitments and our mentees' end of semester activities,...

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Reconnecting After A Break

Reconnecting After A Break

As mentors with school-based programs, we become accustomed to having a variety of breaks in the mentoring schedule like school holidays and summer breaks.  As we’ve often learned and discussed in Seedling trainings, it’s essential to re-establish a connection and...

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The Holidays and Practicing Gratitude

The Holidays and Practicing Gratitude

Navigating the holidays in a mentoring relationship can be tricky. As Seedling mentors, we are sensitive to the fact that some households may not celebrate holidays we hold dear. This reality might be due to religious practice, financial distress or family strife. The...

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Mentoring and the Holidays

Mentoring and the Holidays

The holidays are just around the corner, and mentors often ask, “ Is it ok to give my mentee a holiday gift?” Please know that Seedling believes you are the gift, along with the time and undivided attention you bestow on your mentee each week.  Still, while giving a...

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Cultivating Gratitude During The Holidays

Cultivating Gratitude During The Holidays

The holidays can provide different kinds of opportunities to enrich your relationship with your mentee, like having a meaningful conversation about gratitude. Research confirms that focusing on strengths can improve a person’s life considerably. Cultivating gratitude,...

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Thinking About The Holidays

Thinking About The Holidays

Navigating the holidays in a mentoring relationship can be tricky. As Seedling mentors we are sensitive to the fact that some households may not celebrate holidays we hold dear. This reality might be due to religious practice, financial distress or family strife. The...

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Being Present is the Present

Being Present is the Present

At this time of year, mentors often ask “May I give my mentee a holiday gift?”.  Seedling believes that you are the gift, along with the time and undivided attention you bestow on your mentee each week. However, if you elect to give your mentee a holiday present, we...

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