Role of the Parent

The goal of your child's Investment Relationship is for the Counselor to identify and develop leadership strengths in the Junior Counselor (your child), so  the Junior Counselor can use those developed strengths to identify and develop strengths in others, creating a Ripple Effect.

You can support your Junior Counselor's Investment Relationship by:
  • Opening your home to the Counselor : The strongest NHRI relationships come when the Counselor becomes a 'member' of the Junior Counselor's family. This can mean inviting the Counselor over for dinner, or having the Counselor attend games, concerts, plays, etc.
  • Help the Counselor identify strengths in your child : As a parent, you have an intimate knowledge of your child's abilities, gifts, and past experiences. Sharing your perception of your child's strengths with the Counselor can help the Counselor identify and develop your child's strengths.
  • Communicating with the Counselor : Ask the Counselor what strengths he/she sees in your child. Additionally, maintain open communication regarding the weekly One-on-One meetings, or any other NHRI-related events.
  • Praise your child when he/she uses strengths : An important part of developing strengths is reinforcing the positive use of a strength, which encourages your child to be more deliberate about using his/her strengths.