News from Mireja 2009 - 2010

November 5, 2010 in Brussels: Jonas Himmelstrand interviewed on YouTube
The interview was made by The FamilyWatch institute of Madrid and can be viewed here.

November 3, 2010 Jonas Himmelstrand speaks in Brussels on the topic: Lessons learned from Swedish family policies
Forum Européen des Femmes arranges an evening lecture with Mireja founder Jonas Himmelstrand at Librairie Orfeu, rue de Taciturne 43, Bruxelles 18.15-20.00. The topic is what can be learned from the 40 years of modern Swedish family policies. The lecture was based on Jonas Himmelstrand's Swedish book "Following your heart – in the social utopia of Sweden".
More information and a draft for download is available here.

October 15, 2010: Jonas Himmelstrand's book being translated to condensed English version
There has been a large interest in Europe, USA as well as Canada for an English translation of the Swedish book "Following your heart – in the social utopia of Sweden". More information here.

August 19, 2010, Jonas Himmelstrand receives Family award
The Swedish NGO, The International Family Day, presents Jonas Himmelstrand with their Family award. More information here.

June 18, 2010: Homeschooling – the theme for Mireja breakfast meeting
This is a hot topic in Sweden today. Homeschooling will in effect be forbidden if the new school law is passed in our Parliament on June 21-22.
Research on homeschooling shows without a doubt that the academic and social results are excellent and often surpass what is possible in a school setting. But how is this possible for parents lacking a teachers training?
The mechanism behind the success of homeschooling will be explained by internationally renowned Canadian psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld at this Mireja breakfast meeting. More information here.

October 13, 2009: Mireja's first breakfast meeting with Dr. Gordon Neufeld
The Mireja Institute makes an informal start on October 13 in Stockholm. We offer an opportunity to meet the world's perhaps foremost authority on the development of children and adolescents, Dr Gordon Neufeld, co-author of the internationally acclaimed book, "Hold On To Your Kids – why parents need to matter more than peers". At Mireja Dr. Neufeld will talk about the situation in our schools:
Why our schools are failing – and why more pedagogics won't help

Dr. Neufeld gives a new model to explain the problem and a possible solution. More information here.