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We want to reach out to as many parents as possible, to let them know that De Oudertelefoon exists. That we are here for them when the stakes at home become a bit too much. We wish for all parents and educators in the Netherlands to know that they can call and chat with us when they have a question, concern, problem, worries or just want to share their story. And you can help us, by spreading the word!
'Zeg het gewoon' campaign
To break the taboo on asking for help and expressing difficulties, annoyances, frustrations, fears and uncertainties around parenting, we started the campaign 'Zeg het gewoon' (Just say it). We want to encourage all parents and educators to honestly share what is alive inside of them.
The great pleasures, successes and rewards of parenting, but also the trickier sides and the feelings that come along. By using actual quotes from real parents, we want to show that it is quite normal that things at home can feel as too much, and that you are never alone in this feeling.
With this campaign, we aim to reach as many parents in The Netherlands as possible, and we would like to call on your help! What can you do to contribute to De Oudertelefoon's mission?
Share De Oudertelefoon online
We would like to let as many parents in the Netherlands know that De Oudertelefoon exists, and that they can come to us for support and a listening ear. You can help us by sharing our website and telephone number with parents within your own network. For example via Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn. All messages we post are free to share and repost onto your own channels. You can also create your own message and add the images that we have made to introduce De Oudertelefoon. These images can be found below. Don't forget to tag us in your post (@oudertelefoon.nl), and add #zeghetgewoon.
Share 'Zeg het gewoon' nearby
Our 'Zeg het gewoon' campaign is visible in various cities, along the Dutch highway, on television and on various radio channels. We have also created posters for you to print and hang at local places lots of parents go to. You can download our posters as a PDF file and print them in A4, A3 and A2 format. We have created five different versions, click on the title to download them: Backpack , Annoyance, Other Moms, Guilt and Giving Up Everything. The choice is yours where to hang them! In front of the window or at your front door? At the kids' school, at the library or in the supermarket? Please always ask permission at the location :)
Become a volunteer at De Oudertelefoon
De Oudertelefoon does not give bite-sized answers, but support, a listening ear and guidance towards the parent's own solutions. All of our volunteers are selected by their experience and background and trained in our specific communication methods. Are you experienced in healthcare, pedagogy, education, psychology and / or coaching and do you want to talk to parents from a solution-oriented conversation method? Sign up as a volunteer! You can read more about this here.
Become a partner of De Oudertelefoon
Our partners are people or companies that support De Oudertelefoon from their expertise, knowledge and / or experience. De Oudertelefoon runs on volunteers and pro bono partnerships. You can here see who our partners are. Do you have a feeling you can contribute to Stichting De Oudertelefoon from your experience, service, product or knowledge? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Support De Oudertelefoon financially
De Oudertelefoon depends on donations and gifts to cover the costs of parts of the service that we cannot get sponsored. We are always looking for financial partners and funds to support us in this. You can also contribute financially as a private individual. Stichting De Oudertelefoon has an ANBI status, which means you can make a donation to us under favourable tax conditions.