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Mistake #8 – Do Not Clearly Outline Ownership

Reference: Leadership Education by Oliver and Rachel DeMille pages 212-224 When I first read about this “mistake” I have to admit I was a little confused by it. I had never thought of who “owns” Christmas or dinner or the

Posted in Scholar Phase, Top 8 Mistakes, Transition to Scholar

Mistake #7 – Don’t Have Them Mentor Younger Siblings

Reference: Leadership Education by Oliver and Rachel DeMille, pages 212-224 This is an area in which I have struggled to find “younger siblings” for my children to mentor. Last year and for the first months of this year we fostered

Posted in Mentors Not Professors, Scholar Phase, Top 8 Mistakes, Transition to Scholar, Young Adults

Mistake #6 – Ignore the Written Agreement

Reference: Leadership Education by Oliver and Rachel DeMille, pages 212-224. This is an area that I needed to work on. I only had a written agreement with my son that I did two years ago and it had more to

Posted in Mentors Not Professors, Scheduling, Scholar Phase, Time Not Content, Top 8 Mistakes, Transition to Scholar, Written Agreement

Mistake #5 – Promote a Typical Modern Teenager Social Life

Reference: Leadership Education by Oliver and Rachel DeMille, pages 212-224 Now, this is where many of my friends start to get uncomfortable. Everyone begins to reminisce about “the good ol’ days” and how much fun they had in this club, that sport,

Posted in Mentors Not Professors, Quality Not Conformity, Scholar Phase, Top 8 Mistakes, Transition to Scholar, Young Adults

Mistake #4 – Give Them Too Little Non-Academic Work

Reference: Leadership Education by Oliver and Rachel DeMille, Pages 214-224 In Mistake #1 I wrote about responsibility and how giving youth real responsibility helps them become young adults rather than teenagers. This post is along those same lines. Real responsibility

Posted in Scholar Phase, Simple Not Complex, Top 8 Mistakes, Transition to Scholar, Young Adults

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