Our mission: to reduce the risk of disadvantage
Parents balance a lot on their shoulders: They are not only responsible for their own lives, but also for those of their children. But parents are also just people with different strengths and weaknesses. It becomes particularly challenging when they are disadvantaged by their circumstances. If there is no balance, their children's chances of participation can deteriorate.
We offer compensation. In at least 14 languages we provide unhindered access to helpful information for everyday life and crisis. Together we formulate individual problem solutions. The goal is: fair opportunities for all. We support confidentially and free of charge so that all parents can overcome hurdles on their own and look into a fair future with their children.
These values guide us:
There is no reason why all people do not deserve the same opportunities in life. But there are many reasons why they don't get them. We want to reduce this disadvantage.
Every person is unique. Our range of information is correspondingly diverse, and we offer it in at least 14 languages for parents with different personal requirements.
The burden on parents is often underestimated. We understand the daily challenges of parents and take possible consequences seriously. Only in this way can beneficial solutions be found.
Sometimes it takes new ways to solve old problems. We not only point them out, but also use the latest digital possibilities to support parents and children flexibly at all times.
Parents have more important things to do than spend a long time searching the Internet for answers. We provide bundled information for parents and find simple words for difficult situations.
Our history: towards the future through the crisis
Parents are not sufficiently supported in their multiple burden, their key role is underestimated. This was made abundantly clear by the corona crisis that began in early 2020. The FiBS ElternHotline gGmbH was founded as a "Social-Edu-Tech-Start-up" in March 2020 to counteract the consequences of short and long-term disadvantages for parents and children. We regard this project as a permanent mission.
Our team: strong together
Dr. Dieter Dohmen Founder, Managing Director
The father of one son, educational scientist and director of the FiBS Research Institute for Educational and Social Economics, wants to strengthen parents and children for a good future in the long term
Reconciling family, career and learning support is a real challenge even in non-corona times.
Ina Rüdiger Team leader and editorial manager
The part-time working mum of a toddler and communication expert (Dipl. Komm.-Design and journalism) wants to help shape a family-friendly future
Andrea Fleckenstein Social media manager and consulting
The psychologist (M.Sc.) and certified occupational therapist regularly inspires with creative handicraft ideas for the whole family and her special talent for photography
Katharina Martin PR manager and editor
The sociologist (M.A.) and philologist Portuguese (B.A.) uses her knowledge to work for the advancement of all children and to improve the distribution of opportunities
Philipp Mentis Editor
For the educator (state examination for teachers) and passionate podcaster, good educational work must not only take place in the teaching profession
Yalda Franzen Editor
The primary school teacher (state examination for teaching profession) and coach (DCV certified) has set herself the goal of reminding children and parents what they can do together
Stefanie Baumann Editor
The prospective educational scientist (M.A.), social worker (B.A.) and recognised educator is familiar with the development of children in theory and practice
Charlotte Firzlaff Editor
The graduate economist (B.A.) and Master's student at the Hertie School of Governance knows how to tell the exciting story behind dry figures
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