Effective communication is a crucial life skill that helps young adults navigate relationships and achieve success in both personally and professionally. As professional online Mentors, we are trained to help your child to slowly and steadily grow thier communication skills. We know that young adults often struggle in this area, particularly when it comes to communicating with others outside their “comfort” circle (usually those online).
For young adults dealing with school, work or social situations, communication issues are often a significant barrier to establishing a productive and meaningful relationships. Many young people find it challenging to communicate with anyone, especially those they don’t know well, and this can lead to missed opportunities, frustration, and a lack of progress.
The first step in overcoming communication issues is to find a mentor experienced in working with young adults specializing in building communication skills in a safe, judgement-free environment. This is one of the great advantages of online mentoring, the mentee is in their safe space on their portal to their world. As mentors, we also model effective communication skills, hearing and being heard which empowers your child to become more open to good communication.
Our mentoring program for communication issues begins with small steps, practicing basic conversation skills, learning to listen and be heard and builds from there. Often you will be a practice partner, sending a short email or text message to start. Over time, your child can gradually build up their communication skills, moving next to emails to teachers or for jobs, followed by short phone calls their fears of what to say, what could go wrong, what I don’t understand them and more are slowly eliminated through writing out simple scripts and practicing with their mentor..
It begins with the mentee’s goals shared with their mentor and the mentee realizing they have a partner who is open and receptive to their concerns and ideas. By actively listening to your child and responding with empathy and understanding, we build trust and establish the foundation for effective communication.
Our major focus is noticing the small wins along the way, the micro-successes. When your child successfully communicates with their mentor or takes a step towards greater communication skills, we acknowledge and reinforce their progress. This positive feedback fosters positive self-speak, building confidence and motivating your child to continue working towards all of their goals while being more open to speaking their truth gracefully, respectfully and confidently.
Communication issues can be a significant barrier to success in an all areas of life. It can also be the opportunity to transform every aspect of their lives through an experienced mentor trained in a master mentoring program. You can help your child develop effective communication skills that will serve them well throughout their lives. With patience, persistence, and a commitment to growth, your child will blossom into a confident and skilled communicator seeking their best life.