WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL BIG
Updated: Aug 22, 2022
Put a child’s safety and well-being first.
Are consistent and dependable.
Emphasize friendship instead of changing the child’s behavior.
Initiate phone contact and activity planning with their Little.
Decide activities together with their Little.
Are not authoritarian.
Have realistic expectations.
Focus on having fun.
Set boundaries and limits with Littles and parents/guardians.
Know that the positive impact on the child starts to show after the relationship is already built.
Contact their Match Support Specialist monthly.
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