Ask Nora Imlau!

This text comes from the family newsletter of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. You can subscribe here.

Dear reader,

what interests you most?

You don’t actually have to answer the question for us (but you’re welcome to do so. If you have any topic requests, we’re always happy to receive e-mails). Which of our texts you like to read the most, which ones you stay with the longest, which articles you recommend to your friends – we can see that very clearly online. That’s why we know: You’re often looking for advice. They want to know how to deal with childhood tantrums, how to teach children about healthy eating, and how to avoid homesickness.

We then often write long texts on these topics, for which we read scientific texts, interview experts and collect facts. Sometimes we – and you – ask these questions to our family trio. The children’s book author Margit Auer, the pediatrician Herbert Renz-Polster and the moderator Collien Ulmen-Fernandes have written in this column so far. However, Margit Auer has now answered the last question and thought about how to explain the death of the neighbor to children. We would like to thank her very much for four years of family trio and look forward to further books from her series “School of Magical Animals”. Margit Auer talks about this in this interview with my colleague Kathleen Hildebrand.

The “Family Trio” column will continue and we are very pleased that we were able to win the education expert Nora Imlau as a new columnist. You may have known her for a long time, after all she has published more than a dozen books on bonding and parenting, most recently “My limit is your stop.” In case you don’t know her, two years ago I wrote the Southgerman newspaper portrayed, read the text here.

Imlau was already concerned about attachment-oriented education when children were still being brought up in Germany with sleep training, house arrest and a ban on sweets, and she is not uninvolved in the fact that the mainstream is different today. What is particularly beneficial about her work is her realistic view of the resources and everyday life of parents. Because a lot of what the pure attachment-oriented teaching prescribes is difficult to implement. And contrary to what is often suggested, good planning and non-violent communication do not lead to a conflict-free family life. How it can actually work, she will explain to us in the future in the family trio. In the first episode airing on Saturday in the Süddeutsche Zeitung appears, answer our columnists’ question as to whether eleven-year-olds should be allowed to watch the horror series “Wednesday”.

If you also have questions for Nora Imlau, Herbert Renz-Polster and Collien Ulmen-Fernandes: Write to the family trio!

Have a nice weekend

Barbara Vorsamer

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