All posts by Drs. Carolina Sleijffers

🥂Time To Celebrate🥂

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At 15 years old, I knew exactly what I wanted to do work-wise. And was very driven to get there. I’ve always wondered where this drive came from and have come to realise it’s a calling. I’m called to doing this. It would cost me way more effort not to go there, as I noticed in earlier times in my career where I couldn’t work the way I thought was best. Ethical, dedicated, caring and yes -even in this field- with lots of fun and humor.

Self-care is one of the ways in which the beautiful families I work with get to a more centered place and feel their true power, as well as all the possibilities that lie in front of them. All the wonderful options to choose from instead of their never-ending worries due to the ridiculous pressure put on them by a lot of outside sources. And I think my angel mama was in on this. Me teaching others about self-care has kept me on a thriving path too. Well played, mama!

10 years ago today I registered my business-baby at the Chamber of Commerce. It’s been quite the ride since then. 5 years ago I quit my last part-time job as a school psychologist and started working for my practice full-time. I feel blessed beyond words and am eternally grateful for the trust and openness provided to me by the families I get to work with.

And like the tree in the logo, it’s an ever growing adventure. Slowly but surely I’m shifting to writing as much as coaching one-on-one. I’d like to share my message with a bigger audience and look forward to all the ways in which this is going to take place.


Goed nieuws!! Kleutertoetsen verdwijnen definitief!

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“Het kabinet zegt dat het niet bij de ontwikkeling van kleuters past om met schoolse toetsen te meten hoe ze ervoor staan. “Kleuters ontwikkelen zich spelenderwijs en in sprongen; een toets met een opgavenboekje, pen en papier in de schoolbanken doet daar geen recht aan”, vindt minister Slob.”




We’re all born creative geniuses..

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On a daily basis, I get to work with the most brilliant, funny and loving kids, who feel they’re pretty much worthless. My main aim is to help them remember who they truly are, which in my opinion is the only way to truly empower them. Luckily they pick up on this fairly quickly since their gut feeling knows it’s right, but it’s sad to say the least for this to be necessary.

The school system has become a pressure cooker, not only diminishing the kids’ ability to be the magical creative beings that they are, but stressing them out so much that they’re more lost than ever.. #timetowakeup #writingmyfirstbookonstufflikethisaswespeak

“And for those who question the consistency of these results — or think they may be isolated incidences — these results have actually been replicated more than a million times, reports Gavin Nascimento whose article first alerted me to this amazing study and its shocking implication: that the school system, our education, robs us of our creative genius.”

“The reasoning for this is not too difficult to apprehend; school, as we plainly call it, is an institution that has historically been put in place to ultimately serve the wants of the ruling class, not the common people.”

“In order for the so-called elite to maintain their lavish life styles of overt luxury — where they contribute the least but enjoy the most — they understand that children must be dumbed down and brainwashed to accept (and even serve) their rapacious system of artificial scarcity, unending exploitation, and incessant war,” writes Nascimento.”

Time To Talk Welcomes Puppy Charlie!

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Very proud and happy to introduce my new work buddy Charlie, born September 5th. Charlie will accompany me to most of the child coaching sessions, either to go on a walk, since this can facilitate talking in major ways, or to comfort the child whilst being asleep. Currently Charlie is attending puppy training weekly, which will be followed by two additional training trajectories.

The positive impact he’s already had at just 13 weeks old is incredible.. or is it? 

Photo credit: Leontien Ultzen.


Ja, opvoeden begint al rond de 9 maanden: 7 tips van psycholoog Carolina

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Vers van de pers! Geïnterviewd door Sanny Visser (freelance copywriter en journalist) i.v.m. haar blog voor Prénatal. Enjoy! #timetotalk#opvoeding #babies #prenatal

“En opeens is je kleintje baby-af: je dreumes kruipt, staat en loopt. Leuk, maar ook uitdagend, want hij gaat grenzen opzoeken. Dus eh, dat opvoeden, moet je daar nu al mee beginnen? En hoe pak je dat aan bij kleine hummels? Onderwijs- en ontwikkelingspsycholoog Carolina Sleijffers heeft tips!”


Vlog #4: Opvoeden van, jawel, baby’s!

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Happy Mother’s Day! Laat je vandaag extra verwennen en doe dat de rest van het jaar ook vooral zelf! #zelfzorg #cantpourfromanemptycup#mommyproof

Vlog #4 “EXPERT AAN HET WOORD | Drs. Carolina Sleijffers: Onze #Kinderpsycholoog op #MommyProofTV . Carolina bespreekt tijdens deze nieuwe aflevering van #ExpertAanHetWoord hét onderwerp waar iedere ouder op den duur tegenaan loopt: #Opvoeden. Want wanneer begin je hiermee? Zijn er dingen die je tijdens je zwangerschap al met je partner kunt bespreken? En welk speelgoed raadt Carolina bijvoorbeeld aan? Bekijk het nu op MommyProof.TV!”

(Bron: MommyProof.TV)

Vlog #3: Perfect Mom #InstaLife vs. Real #MomLife

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In het kader van Moederdag alweer aangekomen bij Vlog #3. Enjoy!

“Perfect Mom #InstaLife VS. Real #MomLife. Check: geven sociale media vaak het gevoel dat je tekortschiet? Kinderpsycholoog Carolina legt het aan ons uit in haar derde video #ExpertAanHetWoord. Ook vertelt zij wat de impact is van te veel digitale input en de invloed van sociale media op jonge moeders. Én meer over stralingen. Wat is jouw mening over #newmommy bikini foto’s? #NewMom #MomLife #NietAltijdPerfect Prénatal #YouTubeKanaal#MommyProofTV #Time2Talk

(Bron: MommyProof.TV)

Vlog #2: ‘Me-Time vs. Mom-Life’

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#ExpertAanHetWoord |
Hoe belangrijk is me-time naast mom-life? Kinderpsycholoog Carolina zegt hierover: “You can’t pour from an empty cup!”. Zwanger of net moeder? Vergeet dan ook niet aan jezelf te denken.. Ook geeft onze psycholoog antwoord op jouw vragen over #zelfzorg: Wat kan ik tijdens de zwangerschap al doen aan zelfzorg? Wat zijn handige tips nu mijn kind er is? Hoe kan ik als moeder me-time creëren? Hoe belangrijk is die tijd voor jezelf nu eigenlijk? Check link in bio voor de video #MeTime VS. #MomLife#mommytobe #Mommy #MommyTime#Zwanger #Newmom Prénatal #PregnantLife #Regram

(Bron: MommyProof.TV)

Vlog #1 (van de 4): ‘Regen uit de roze wolk’

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#ExpertAanHetWoord |
Kinderpsycholoog Carolina: “Uit de ROZE #MOMMY WOLK komt af en toe ook REGEN!”. Dat mag ook. Wil je de regen voor zijn of heb je een paraplu nodig… Kijk dan de eerste video van onze #kinderpsycholoog. Link in bio. Zij geeft antwoord op jouw vragen: Is regen uit mijn roze wolk normaal? Hoe ontstaat het gevoel van machteloosheid? Waardoor kan ik als moeder mezelf onzeker voelen? Wat is de mogelijke rol van langer bestaande issues? Hoe kan ik enorme hoosbuien voorkomen? En wat is dan het verschil tussen een regen- en een hoosbui?#YouTubeKanaal #Momlife by Prénatal #MommyProblems #MomyyProofTV #Psycholoog

(Bron: MommyProof.TV sponsored by Prénatal)

“In the age of robots, our schools are teaching children to be redundant”

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To all the ‘movers and shakers’ of the educational world: It’s Time To Wake Up!

“In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled. So why are children being taught to behave like machines?”

“Children learn best when teaching aligns with their natural exuberance, energy and curiosity. So why are they dragooned into rows and made to sit still while they are stuffed with facts?”

“We succeed in adulthood through collaboration. So why is collaboration in tests and exams called cheating?”

“Governments claim to want to reduce the number of children being excluded from school. So why are their curriculums and tests so narrow that they alienate any child whose mind does not work in a particular way?”