Remain calm.

Mentors who can remain a calm and understanding presence,, and openly display positive emotions, particularly under difficult circumstances, can actively model the process of using positive emotions constructively (Denham & Kochanoff, 2002). By sticking with youth, even when they seem inexplicablly angry, withdrawn, or sensitive, mentors may facilitate coping and help mentees approach their reactions as opportunities for intimacy, growth, and learning.