The past years weren’t easy. After a forced transfer to a school for children with special educational needs, it was sometimes hard. This transfer came with bullying and violence towards our oldest child. In the last year of primary school, parents are supposed to pick a school for their children. Going to the secondary school of choice isn’t something that is not self-evident when your child attends a school for children with educational needs.
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Everyone has their own ideas about education. Education is something that’s close to you, when you have kids, even when you don’t work in this sector.
Payment issues, issues that regard the quality of education. These are just some examples to write about when it comes to education.
It’s the third week of the lockdown in The Netherlands and homeschooling, I think. It’s sometimes hard. Especially when you are confronted with meltdowns and other challenges. More about a meltdown about a red pencil and other homeschooling moments.
The summer vacation brings a temporary end to the “taxi service.” Sometimes, it’s like I am a taxi driver for my two children. I look forward to the Summer months. Six weeks when I don’t need to drive from and to the schools of my children.Read More »The summer break of the taxi service
Every day children around the world give lectures at school. This is normal. There’s nothing wrong with that, is there? This time it’s different. My son has atychiphobia, the fear of failing or performance anxiety. This is the story about a young boy, who fights a brave battle against this. Tomorrow it’s time for his first school lecture.
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The news isn’t world news. It’s nothing compared to the news that you have probably read today. Unless you read the Dutch newspapers, there is a chance that you missed this news. It’s all about adjustments. Adjustments can be good or bad. If you don’t like it, then change it. Right?
Read More »If you don’t like it, then change it. Right?
In The Netherlands, the government introduced a new system a few years ago that would help children with special needs to stay in a regular school. After this introduction, it should all become better. Unfortunately, it didn’t get better. It got worse. It doesn’t ‘fit’ refers to the slogan the Dutch government uses: “Passend Onderwijs.” It’s the same as Education that fits.
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