I am an orthopedagogue and last year I started “Buro Bikkel”, together with Britt. This is our own practice located in Amsterdam. In our work we work with children and focus on making them more resilient and defensible in today’s world. This is a relevant topic at this moment, especially in Amsterdam. Last year I took this step, to start my own business together with a colleague. What’s characteristic for our business, is that we support children to be proud and have lots of self-confidence. An important basis for them when entering the world. It’ll make them more tenale at a younger age. For me, the key is twofold: we want to encourage children and make them feel proud, but we also want to make parents aware of the fact that it’s okay that things may go wrong sometimes.

Mireille Roelofs