Lonny de Schrijver – Verbrugge
My name is Lonny de Schrijver-Verbrugge (1974). I’m married and proud mum to a daughter (2000) and two sons (2003 and 2006). Both the boys have been diagnosed with ADD and the oldest has also severe dyslexia. They are my triggers to do what I’m doing today. Before this I was the owner of a children’s daycare center. This gave me the experience of helping children and supporting parents. When I faced some changes in my work at the daycare center I had to make a choice: keep on doing this ór start something new. Starting something new was quiet scary, but working with children and their parents is truly a passion to me. So I took the opportunity to start working as a coach for parents and children.
Ever since I’ve done a lot of learning. Not only am I a certified MMS-coach (that’s where it all started!), I also specialized in helping children with troubles in learning, behavior and development and helping parents to raise their children in the way they’ve always dreamt of.
To me helping children and their parents is not just looking at the problems surfacing, but looking at the root of the problem and solving it there! That way it’s gone!
My vision and mission
Ever since things got clear about the ADD my oldest son has, and later with our youngest, my interest in children who did have troubles at school, at home and developing, which was there all along, grew. I saw he was a boy with qualities that didn’t blossom at school. When I helped him to make progression at school and at home I decided that it shouldn’t be just for my kid, but that I wanted to help other children and parents as well.
So by showing children and parents what qualities they have in them instead of focusing on the problems and by making them grow that way, that’s where my passion grew, too. Focusing on qualities not only works at school, but also at home, where children are learning all the time as well. And if you are aware of you strengths, you can use that, always. Not only as a child, but certainly as a parent, too.