I love the idea of a mentor who is not in the immediate family. My mom is someone who he trusts and connects with and has conversations that he doesn’t have with me. But I think she’s so much like me in the rules department, especially (and even more so) around school, that it wouldn’t make the impact he needs for motivation. One of the things I looked in for him was an educational coach, and he didn’t want to do it. But he might enjoy the mentor route. Where’s Bill Gates when you need him? I think he would be a great mentor for Noah.
I don’t even know what my rules are. I think my overwhelm has creeped into my parenting. And he knows it.
Keva is so easy. *sigh*