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Children do not actually have problems, only skills they have not yet learned. In other words, most issues confronting children, can be perceived as underdeveloped skills. By learning the relevant skills, children overcome the corresponding problems.

By: Ben Furman

Kinderpraktijk Mimosa: Practice for both child and parent coaching in Wassenaar, Leiden, Leidschendam, Voorschoten, Voorburg, Katwijk and Oegstgeest.

Child coaching

Has your child been unhappy lately? Does he or she lack self-confidence, or could he or she benefit from learning to be more resilient? Is your child being bullied, or does he or she bully other children? Is your child finding it difficult to come to terms with a divorce, or does he or she perhaps have a quick temper?

As a parent, you want your child to be happy, and for him or her to feel good, both physically and mentally. However, this is not always the case and in such situations, you may find that you are unsure about the best way to help your child.

Visiting a coach can be of great benefit to a child, as it allows him or her to learn to cope with whatever is going on in his or her life.  My role as a child coach is to give children between the ages of 4 and 12 the support they need when struggling with a problem.

Through working with a child coach to look for solutions in a positive way, your child learns how to deal more easily with the difficult situation in question, and/or with any unwelcome feelings. I believe that involving one or both parents in the process is important, as without the support of their parent(s), children find it much more difficult to put what they have learned into practice. What this means is that you, as the child’s parent, are present during the coaching sessions, unless your child indicates that he/she would prefer you not to be, or if you yourself opt not to attend.

Parent coaching

Parent coaching or parenting support can be provided in relation to any issues involved in bringing up children, communication with your child, and the parenting approach taken at home or within the family. The focus is very much on the positive aspects rather than the negative. The parenting support I offer is a low-threshold service and is short termed.

In addition to child and parent coaching, I also offer a range of training courses for children, along with themed evening sessions for parents.

You can book an appointment online to arrange an intake



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Lenneke van der Aart
Kinder-en oudercoach
van Zuylen van Nijeveltstraat 163-A
2242 LD Wassenaar
kvk nr: 64590828

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