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Of course we want to let as many people as possible know that we exist and that they can come to us. That is why we are very happy with media attention for De Oudertelefoon. Below you can see some of our favorite expressions from the past two years. Click on the titles below to read more articles about De Oudertelefoon.

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Online magazine Famme published a piece on November 19, 2020 about the reason for the creation of De Oudertelefoon, what kind of questions parents ask, who our volunteers are and the taboos we want to break.

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During breakfast on November 6, 2020, we had a very nice conversation with Pieter Kok for his radio program De Breakfast Table. We talked about the origins of De Oudertelefoon, the type of questions we get, who our volunteers are and how we work.

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Coffee time

Wednesday morning, October 14, 2020, founder Rolien and volunteer Saskia were guests in the broadcast of Koffietijd. We talked about the reason for setting up De Oudertelefoon, taboos surrounding parenting and sharing perfect pictures. Saskia answered a parenting question live from a mother from the Koffietijd panel.  

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Global Shapers

For the series 'Humans of Covid', Global Shapers portrayed the faces and personal stories behind heartwarming initiatives that emerged during the Corona crisis. Rolien was interviewed about the reason for setting up De Oudertelefoon, the questions we receive and our vision for the future. The interview came online October 8, 2020. 

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Doctor and Auto

Arts en Auto, the trade magazine for doctors in the Netherlands

September 4, 2020 an online version of the article that appeared in the paper magazine that same month, in which doctors point out the existence of De Oudertelefoon and the possibilities to refer patients to us. 

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Libelle posted a nice article on August 31, 2020 about why we started De Oudertelefoon, what kind of conversations we have and how we see ourselves in a change process for parents and educators.  

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The Netherlands Makes Impact

Founder Rolien was interviewed by Nederland Maakt Impact, which portrays young Dutch difference makers. We spoke in particular about breaking taboos and normalizing uncertainties surrounding parenthood. The video of the interview came online on August 20, 2020.

The Optimists

The Optimist published an article on August 14, 2020 in which they share founder Lisette's vision on the origins and continued existence of De Oudertelefoon, even after the Corona crisis.

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RTL News

RTL Nieuws mentioned De Oudertelefoon in the news broadcast of August 11, 2020. An article was also published online that same day, in which founder Lisette talks about the origins of De Oudertelefoon and family pedagogue Lieneke Jooren talks about help and support for parents.

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Sandberg Institute

The Sandberg Institute for Visual Arts mentioned De Oudertelefoon in a list of tips for 'Caring' during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Parents Central

On July 2, 2020, the online platform Ouders Centraal introduced De Oudertelefoon as 'Anonymous support in the back'.

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Focal Point+

Brandpunt+ of the KRO-NCRV made an episode of 'My Mission' about De Oudertelefoon. Rolien and Laura talk about the origins, why we do what we do and how we do it.

On June 25, 2020, the episode came online.

Unseen Heroes

Unseen Heroes portrays invisible heroes during the Corona crisis. Rolien was allowed to tell us why we started De Oudertelefoon during this time, and why we are not just a Corona service, but are here to stay. The article appeared on June 22, 2020 on the Unseen Heroes website.

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Two of our volunteers and also colleagues at FibbeSCL, Alexandra and Anniek, were interviewed about their work at De Oudertelefoon and our solution-oriented conversation method. The article appeared

14 May 2020 on; a website of the Dutch association of pedagogues and educationalists.


Our advertising campaign has not gone unnoticed! On May 13, 2020, Adformatie wrote a piece about the Just say it campaign, for which we used real (not to be misunderstood) quotes from parents.

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Advertising platform FONK also published an article on May 13, 2020 about our introduction campaign 'Just say it. The Parent Phone.”.

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The Telegraph

Laura was interviewed about the how, what and why of

De Oudertelefoon for an extensive piece in the supplement Woman of De Telegraaf of 12 May 2020.

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Radio Haarlem105

On the morning of our launch, May 1, 2020, Rudy Nicola van Haarlem105 Rolien asked a number of questions about the origins of De Oudertelefoon, the organization and how to get children to eat spinach.

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Youth News

A childhood dream come true: The Parent Telephone was mentioned on May 1, 2020 in the broadcast of Het Jeugdjournaal! The short special clearly explained what we do and how we work.

Reformational Newspaper

The RD wrote April 30 about our launch on May 1, 2020.

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Doctors of Tomorrow

Dokters van Morgen from AVRO-TROS also shared the announcement of our launch on April 30, 2020.

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