Heike Helmchen-Menke

Accompaniment Into Life

Religious Sensitivity Through Everyday Family Life

More attention is being paid once again to the idea that children’s personality development should also include contact with religion. Children already bring a religious openness with them: Even the little ones ask the big questions about where they came from, where they are going and why.

This guide supports mothers and fathers, grandparents and educators in being age-appropriate and religion-sensitive companions for children. The author imparts basic and experiential knowledge on religious development. She encourages the mutual discussion of questions that will arise sooner or later. And she provides practical suggestions for shaping everyday life, as well as the highlights of family life and over the course of the year.

  • Basics, experiences and tips
  • Age-appropriate and descriptive
  • From the practice and for the practice

ISBN 978-3-8436-1159-6
Softcover with flaps
192 pages
Format 14 x 22 cm
EUR 19.00

The Author

© IRP Freiburg

Heike Helmchen-Menke

Heike Helmchen-Menke, graduate theologian and pastoral advisor, is head of the Elementary Pedagogy Department at the Archdiocese of Freiburg’s Institute for Religious Education. She is a sought-after speaker and author of many publications on religious education. The mother of two adult daughters lives with her husband in Freiburg i.Br., Germany.