Good day Mr or Ms,

I would like to introduce myself and 4 NEONIÑOS (study your way) ;

My name is Anna van Dooren and I recently moved to Dénia together with my two youngest children.
We are Dutch and are rapidly learning the Spanish languages.
I am a mother of 4 children and a grandmother of 1. My oldest 2 children still live in the Netherlands and are both studying. My oldest daughter studies International IT management and my oldest son studies ICT hardware and recently took up Trading. In fact my oldest daughter helped to create my
website! She has her own company ONLINEPANDA.NL, please do check it out!

I come from a technical career, working at TU-Delft, TNO and ROTEB, but as years gone by my focus changed direction.
My children always ran into problems at school. I think this will sound very familiar to many parents and schools in one way or the other.
So I went back to studying for another few years. This time to be prepared and to learn all that might be needed to help children with their learning/ study problems.

And I am happy I did!

My youngest son ran into school problems at the very beginning.
He was so happy to finally start school at almost 4. He reading and writing at 3 as like my oldest children, which meant for me this was not weird or not normal. So I didn’t think much of it. But 6 months later he refused to go! He cried for hours and he got very sad and depressed. He lost all his curiosity in the world and lost his happiness.
Within 6 months he turned from a happy, chatty, curious little boy into a screaming, kicking and crying little boy who refused to do anything any more. In the end he wasn’t able to function normally, he was even afraid of going to the bathroom by himself. He lost everything he ever was before going to school.

Now this might sound as an extreme story.
Not all children have these huge problems with studying or school. Most children are quit happy going to school, but at times some help can be needed to get them on the right learning track again.

In this I offer my help;
For advice or for full courses which the children can receive to help them on their way again.
Here you will find a list of studies I recently took:
Teaching English Abroad                                                                                Date 2017
Didactic support for the primary school teacher                                       Date 2016
Pedagogy                                                                                                            Date 2016
Teaching assistant                                                                                            Date 2016
Child Psychology                                                                                              Date 2016
Children’s Coach                                                                                              Date 2016
Trainer “I learn to learn”                                                                                Date 2016
Talent Development in the Classroom                                                        Date 2016
Local Politics                                                                                                     Date 2013
Practical Psychology                                                                                        Date 2012
Stress-management                                                                                         Date 2012
As you can see I am also able to teach. If asked I can teach languages or some projects, but for most I am an adviser / a coach.

I thank you for your time

Sincerely,
Anna van Dooren

It is up to us parents:
How we can support our children,
How we can help them to find themselfs
How we can help them grow,
How we can stimulate all the plusses/talents our children have,
How to learn to focus on all that they CAN do,
How to help them to keep asking questions,
How to dare them to even ask the most difficult questions,
How to dare them to try something new, again and again,
How we can help our children path the ways they will travel and
How to make them feel safe and secure while on their way to become this fantastic adult within the
society of today and more importantly… tomorrow!