What Is A Mentor?

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In this episode:

What Is A Mentor?

Quick and Easy Bedwetting Solutions

How The Down Syndrome Diary Is Helping Struggling Parents.

Sue Atkins in Conversation with Sonia Livingstone – Author of ‘Parenting for a Digital Future – How Hopes and Fears about Technology Shape Children’s Lives.’

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Every Child Needs a Mentor

Founded in 2009 by entrepreneur and award-winning mentor Herman Stewart. ECNM was created to ensure high-quality mentoring reaches every child—regardless of their background or abilities. Whether you’re a parent, school or an organisation working with young people, they are confident that they can help you with your children’s well-being and mental health. With their track record of successfully supporting young people, they know their methods work. But that’s not all; they’ve developed an award-winning mentorship framework, delivered both in-person and online.


By 2011, Every Child Needs a Mentor was recognised and awarded with a ‘Closing the Achievement Gap Award’ for using mentoring as a tool to improve student morale, well-being and academic performance. Their mentoring models and practices have been tried and tested in schools’ nationwide.


In 2016, Every Child Needs a Mentor was invited to Dubai, where the Founder and CEO Herman Stewart presented his methodology to government officials. Herman is now recognised globally as the Mentor’s Mentor, a leading mentoring expert who has had his book Every Child Needs a Menor published, seen his work included in a white paper and is a trusted advisor who leads within the public and private sectors.


They work with children aged between 9 – 18 from various backgrounds and ethnicities. Their work has been highly regarded by school leaders, parents & young people. Ofsted has recognised their work as a ‘high-quality provision for mentoring’.


Bed-wetting — also called night-time incontinence or nocturnal enuresis — is involuntary urination while your child is asleep after the age at which staying dry at night can be reasonably expected. Soggy sheets and pyjamas — and an embarrassed child — are a familiar scene in many homes.


Parenting can be hard work and coping with bedwetting can be exhausting, frustrating and difficult.


Experts don’t fully understand why one child continues to wet the bed and another doesn’t. It could be a matter of development.


Sometimes a child’s bladder is simply not developed enough to store urine for an entire night.

Sometimes a child has not yet mastered the ability to recognise when their bladder is full, wake themselves up, and get to the toilet in time.


Some children are deep sleepers.


Getting your child, the help they need can be made much simpler by keeping a Night Time Diary as it will help you to focus on specific aspects that can help both you and your child.




Things you can do at home to help with bedwetting


  • give your child enough water to drink during the day
  • make sure your child goes to the toilet regularly, around 4 to 7 times a day, including just before bedtime
  • agree with your child on rewards for positive actions, such as a sticker for every time they use the toilet before bed
  • use waterproof covers on their mattress and duvet
  • make sure they have easy access to a toilet at night



  • do not punish your child – it is not their fault and can make bedwetting worse
  • do not give your child drinks containing caffeine, such as cola, tea and coffee – this can make them urinate more
  • do not regularly wake or carry your child in the night to use the toilet – this will not help in the long term


Bedwetting is a treatable medical condition and it’s NOT your child’s fault.

It’s tiring, frustrating & exhausting for both you and your child but it’s important to keep the long-term bigger picture and not humiliate, blame or damage your child’s self-esteem at this time.


Be your child’s superhero and help them to manage and stop bedwetting with patience, kindness & love.

Children eventually grow out of it.


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