Two steps forward, one step back with Selective Mutism

Two steps forward, one step back with Selective Mutism

By Jet Sichterman Selective Mutism is an anxiety disorder that inhibits the ability to speak with some people or in some situations, while people suffering from this disorder are capable of talking in other situations. When your child is struggling with selective...
When children won’t speak

When children won’t speak

By Jet Sichterman Language is an important way of communication for us humans. When children do not (learn to) use language as expected, this is usually noticed relatively early on and is reason for grave concern of the parents. There may be a variety of reasons why...
Learning how to Learn

Learning how to Learn

By Jet Sichterman During this month’s Forum, Elize Burgess of Learning Plus informed us about the factors that contribute to learning, and how parents can support their child’s learning.  Among many things, Elize shared that learning is a unique process. A human brain...

Preparing for a relocation – When to tell the Kids?

The last months before summer is that time when many people in the international community are preparing for a move. Perhaps this article for which I  was interviewed 2 years ago can give you some insights to help your children make the transition. In addition to the...
Play & Education

Play & Education

By Jet Sichterman Before, in the blog ‘About Toys’ I already said it: play is one of the most important means of child development. Children learn and develop through their exploration of toys and games, their language, physical abilities, social skills, cultural...

It’s not fair! – Part 2.

In my last blog, I explained how young children can only view the world from their own perspective because they have not yet developed a so called ‘theory of mind’. This is why young children have a different idea of what is fair than adults. Of course, if you’re the...