Goed of fout?

How much space do you give your child?

And what stacking rings can tell you about how much space you give your child. Just have a look at the photo. I am sure you recognize this, the classic stacking rings toy with rings in different shapes and sizes. What is your first reaction to the tower on the left… Honestly 😉 ?  I will tell you what my first reaction was: “Oh no, that’s not right!” When my daughter came to show me her first self made stacking tower all by her self. “Oops….” …

“I hear you, but I am not listening”. How often do we truly listen?

Does this sounds familiar to you? Maybe you feel like your child is telling you this all the time. But how about ourselves, do we truly listen to each other? To our kids? Where are all these attention and behavior difficulties coming from? Do all those kids have difficulties with keeping their attention? Or do we have a share in it too as adults, parents, society, who are not always giving them the full attention? Do we really listen to what they need or we …

Marieke Nijland Child in Mind worker

Being a world citizen; enriching or disturbing?

Being a world citizen all by yourself is great! So many things to discover, to explore and it’s a big adventure. And if you can do this together with your partner, then it’s even more awesome….but how is it to be a world citizen with your family, with your kids? Let me tell a little bit about myself and share my story of being a world citizen this far :). My name is Marieke Nijland, I am from the Netherlands and I have been living …