Challenges in life

For each challenge in life there is a skill that needs to be learned.

From a young age, a child will encounter challenges in life. Most of the time children can overcome those challenges with confidence. It is part of a child’s development and will allow the child to grow.

Some challenges however, can be a lot more difficult and it can lead to a situation where a child or teenager shows behaviour that can become a problem, especially for the child itself. 

I believe that a skill needs to be learned to tackle challenges in life. There is a new situation in your life which can not be solved only with your ‘old’ you. It needs more insight and knowledge about yourself and the world around you. This is the reason why I avoid the word ‘problem’ and prefer to talk about ‘a skill that needs to be learned’. 

This is what Child and Youth Therapie Wereldkind stands for!

Positive approach

Child and Youth therapy is perfectly suited to emphasizing positive development while addressing negative issues and symptoms. Therapy sessions can focus on working toward an optimistic future, positive coping methods, and boosting the self-esteem, self-confidence, and other positive states and traits in children.

Which challenges can we work on?

There are several skills that need to be learned before overcoming a challenge. You can read some of them here. It might be possible that your or your child’s challenge is not among them, though it is a big challenge for you. I would like to recommend you to call me and explain your challenge. Alle conversations are confidential.  


fear of failure, negative self image, fears/phobia, trauma, mourning, consequences of a divorce, insecurity, low self-esteem, sadness, consequences of bullying, consequences of moving house, witnessing a traumatic situation.


tummy ache, headache, problems with sleeping, where a medical cause is excluded.


nail-biting, thumb-sucking, pulling your hair,  teeth grinding.


extreme tantrums, lying, stealing, not listening, bullying, lack of concentration, not getting along with other children and adults.


Difficulty eating, sleeping, potty training.


being alone, being in the dark, failure, nightmares. 

Coping with special needs 

being gifted, being highsensitive, ADHD, autism, dissabilities.

Third Culture Kids

Third culture kid (TCK) is a term used to refer to children raised in a culture other than their parents’ for a significant part of their early development years.They are exposed to a greater variety of cultural influences and often have difficulties identifying with their “passport country” or the country they reside in resulting in them developing a separate “third culture” for themselves. TCK’s go through a mourning process very often  as they move countries a lot. They lose their home, school, friends every time they move. I also support children who seek asylum in the Netherlands. 

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