Positive education, carelessness… why Carolyn Goldman enchants parents but annoys some researchers

French psychologist, author of the book “File in your room! Give your children academic boundaries”, childhood experts see the league against. With LéNA, discover the best of European journalism.


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Madeleine Metayer (“Le Picaro”)


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ATThe first step you take in her home in Montrouge (Hauts-de-Seine), Caroline Goldman apologizes for taking out her trash. From the street, a neighbor greets her: “ThisIs it better? » « Ah, but it’s going well “, answers this year’s most prominent psychologist cheerfully. It may not go away. For weeks, his enemies have been gathering clouds above his head. The day before, the The Washington Post described her as an “extremely strict” psychologist. On March 23, a tribunal arrived the world to counter his influence; It was signed by 280 researchers and experts (pediatricians, researchers, psychologists), including Professor Philippe Jaffe, Vice-President of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.




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