This website is for parents and educators; for those who understand how precious it is to nurture the developing spirit of young people.
You have led me to see that this delicate and almost imperceptible work must never be underestimated. As adults, we are our children's protectors and educators. We the guardians of precious spaces, homes and classrooms, where young people should be able to breathe easily, be curious, and explore their emerging world with wonder. Brené Browne adds weight to this when she wrote we must never underestimate the benefit to a child finding a place to belong, where they can take off their armour and feel okay with who they are."
"I, along with many others, see that young people who make it from difficult situations have often had just one significant adult outside of the family take a steady, empathic interest in them. From the moment they connected with their mentor, changes in their thinking, optimism and cooperation unfolded. There is now a growing awareness that mentoring is a stabilising and revitalising treatment for individuals battling a variety of issues."
There is a myriad of ways each of us can say this. This is my version - "the atoms that merged to make you who you are, did so like never before, and will never do so again. There will never be another of you anywhere in the universe. You are a matchless creation on this fabulous blue planet.
Yes, there will be all kinds of challenges ahead. Our mission is to support you to find your goodness, your happiness within, to feel loved, to be kind to others, and especially to be gentle on yourself.
We want you to rejoice in your humanness. You are so much more than enough!"
Mark Le Messurier
Updated 5th May 2023