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Early childhood educator Merel Miedema talks about life in a nursery
Education & Family by Merel MIEDEMA 3 min. today at 09:00
For a child to feel they come second is not nice, but for a child to feel they come second to a screen is unforgivable, says Merel Miedema
Education & Family by Merel MIEDEMA 3 min. today at 09:00
Education & Family by Merel MIEDEMA 2 min. 11.06.2022
Not all children are able to express their feelings clearly but adults can help them gain confidence, says early childhood educator Merel Miedema
Education & Family by Merel MIEDEMA 2 min. 11.06.2022
Education & Family by Merel MIEDEMA 2 min. 28.05.2022
Your child’s feelings are valid, and letting them know that is an important part of parenting, says Merel Miedema
Your child’s feelings are valid, and letting them know that is an important part of parenting, says Merel Miedema
Children might say one thing but what they really mean is that they find change difficult, says early childhood educator Merel Miedema
Education & Family by Merel MIEDEMA 2 min. 28.05.2022
Education & Family by Merel MIEDEMA 2 min. 14.05.2022
When children know your “no” can easily turn into a “yes” if they start screaming, you are teaching them you are unreliable, says Merel Miedema
When children know your “no” can easily turn into a “yes” if they start screaming, you are teaching them you are unreliable, says Merel Miedema
Consistency is key to making children feel they can rely on adults, says early childhood educator Merel Miedema
Education & Family by Merel MIEDEMA 2 min. 14.05.2022
Education & Family by Merel MIEDEMA 2 min. 30.04.2022
Words like 'pretty, tough, cool, happy, funny' lead to the notion of being good enough, says Merel Miedema
Words like 'pretty, tough, cool, happy, funny' lead to the notion of being good enough, says Merel Miedema
At crèche, we try to avoid words like ‘beautiful’ and ‘bad’, says early childhood educator Merel Miedema
Education & Family by Merel MIEDEMA 2 min. 30.04.2022
Education & Family by Merel MIEDEMA 3 min. 16.04.2022
When children fall, I observe, and if they get up themselves and continue to play, there’s no real need to say anything, says Merel Miedema
When children fall, I observe, and if they get up themselves and continue to play, there’s no real need to say anything, says Merel Miedema
'The main thing about a lot of the ‘medical care’ we do at the nursery is ignoring our first instincts'
Education & Family by Merel MIEDEMA 3 min. 16.04.2022
Education & Family by Merel MIEDEMA 2 min. 02.04.2022
If your child asks for a hug, always give one to show you are reliable and open to the child's needs
If your child asks for a hug, always give one to show you are reliable and open to the child's needs
If your child wants a hug, hug him or her and - this is key - for as long as they want
Education & Family by Merel MIEDEMA 2 min. 02.04.2022
Education & Family by Merel MIEDEMA 3 min. 19.03.2022
A child sick in bed
A child sick in bed
Some parents give children a paracetamol before dropping them off at crèche but it's a really bad idea, says Merel Miedema
Education & Family by Merel MIEDEMA 3 min. 19.03.2022
Education & Family by Merel MIEDEMA 2 min. 05.03.2022
Children playing
Children playing
In the first article of a new column on life in a crèche, early childhood educator Merel Miedema talks about looking after a room full of toddlers
Education & Family by Merel MIEDEMA 2 min. 05.03.2022