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Ken Rabow

The Mentor's Mentor for Troubled Teens, Young Adults and their Families

Ken Rabow is the Mentor's Mentor for troubled teens, young adults and their families, training mentors and helping young adults succeed in all aspects of their lives. Check out Ken's book: The Slacker's Guide to Success

Please feel free to email any questions on this or any topic to ken@reallifecoaching.ca or visit www.MentoringYoungAdults.com.
You Haven't Failed If You're Still Trying To Help Your Troubled

You Haven't Failed If You're Still Trying To Help Your Troubled Teen

You have done your work. Loved them, nurtured them and allowed them the space to find their own path and guess what? Many of our most inspirational leaders were exactly these kinds of people: Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein and many more. I wonder how their parents felt in the rocky school years.
06/08/2017 01:29 EDT
You Can Help Your Teen Stop Self-Sabotaging Their

You Can Help Your Teen Stop Self-Sabotaging Their Future

Troubled teens seem willing to self-sabotage every aspect of their potential future: not participating in class, staying up late, sleeping most of the day away and then missing school. The most frustrating part of this is that these same people are often very gifted in some ways and yet here they are... stuck.
05/19/2017 12:26 EDT
Honouring Mom's Memory On Mother's

Honouring Mom's Memory On Mother's Day

One day, before you expect it, you get to the place where me, my brother and my sister are. Where every subsequent Mother's day has a different sort of sadness. Why is the first year different from the fifth year and why does this twelfth Mother's day without mom feel completely different? I'm not entirely sure.
05/09/2017 04:10 EDT
7 Ways Parents And Millennials Can

7 Ways Parents And Millennials Can Communicate

As someone who trains Boomers and Gen X'ers to life coach teens and young adults, I often find that the best examples to explain my work to those wanting to know the secrets of working with Millennials, comes from my own personal practice life coaching teens and young adults. Today's topic is: Parents and Millennials -from Miscommunication to Co-creation or How to I Learned to Stop Screaming.
02/16/2017 08:00 EST
Parenting Millennials With Mental Health

Parenting Millennials With Mental Health Issues

I always say, "if you want to get something... give it." Want to be loved? Love unconditionally. Want to be appreciated? Give earnest praise. Want to be heard? Learn to listen. Really listen. What is real listening? It requires biting your tongue. Not jumping in when your child shares how they perceive life, their problems, their solutions.
11/03/2016 10:28 EDT
Anxiety Is The Mental Health Disorder Of

Anxiety Is The Mental Health Disorder Of Millennials

Anxiety is a major impediment these days. We can think about the reasons of why this is happening in such great numbers or we can just start helping young adults suffering from anxiety right now using the following four vanquishers.
10/25/2016 12:15 EDT
Schizophrenia Isn't A Four-Letter

Schizophrenia Isn't A Four-Letter Word

To the people who care about them, once this young person chooses "the other way", all the people around them see is the consequences. "Didn't you know that if you did "X" you would end up "Y"". It is understandable for those around you to feel this because the process of suffering is so often done in the dark. The sufferers try to protect those around them and some feel that by minimizing it, it may go away.
10/18/2016 11:41 EDT
Mentors Can Help Millennials Beat The Stigma Of Mental

Mentors Can Help Millennials Beat The Stigma Of Mental Illness

I mentor young adults labeled and stigmatized with every mental health issue you can imagine. They all have two things in common when I meet with them: each one of these millennials has greatness hiding within them and they all feel imprisoned by their labels.
10/03/2016 04:49 EDT
Top 10 Career Tips For

Top 10 Career Tips For Millennials

Go with your passion: It is a very challenging time right now to find work... go after the things that inspire creativity in you, (with wisdom) you will find your way and will ultimately be rewarded for it.
04/04/2016 11:38 EDT
Autism Doesn't Have To Disrupt Your Child's Potential For

Autism Doesn't Have To Disrupt Your Child's Potential For Greatness

As a mentor for teens with autism and their families, I am struck with the level of trust, humility and indomitable spirit that I see in these families weekly on their paths to rising above others limitations of them. I would like to share one story with you from one of my clients and his mom's perspective.
03/02/2016 04:38 EST
We Need to Stop Immortalizing Mass

We Need to Stop Immortalizing Mass Shooters

How many people who have given their lives serving their country have their faces plastered on the newspapers, internet news or television? How many heroes who have saved lives are talked about over and over on the 24 hour news cycle?
10/03/2015 08:23 EDT
Here's How to Mentor

Here's How to Mentor Millennials

So here we are. A new year has begun. Your millennial is back in university and you are hoping that last year's effort (best described as crap-tabulous) will not be repeated. Horrible marks. Terrible self-talk/self-image. Massive anxiety.
09/17/2015 05:18 EDT
A Life Coach's Take On Nicole Arbour, Fat Shaming and

A Life Coach's Take On Nicole Arbour, Fat Shaming and Bullying

Hello Nicole -- you are not alone. There are lots of people who look like you. When they see someone like me who is overweight, they make judgments. You can't begin to understand what it means to be someone who needs to protect themselves with a layer of fat to feel safe.
09/09/2015 05:30 EDT