The Storming stage cam happen at any time, often between the fifth and eitghth months. The relationships become rocky usually after unearthing a difficult problem or sensitive subject. Many times this stage is marked by a significant setback or failure in the youth's life; causing the mentor to believe that he or she is wasting time. It is critical for the mentor to weather this storm to win the right to be heard by the youth.
In the Storming stage the following behaviors are common:
As you navigate your way through these rough waters, remember to be patient, keep the program director in the know, and to be consistent and committed more than ever to the relationship. Remember that C2E staff is here to help! Click here or call 501.730.0205 to contact Carolyn Greer.