Gerlinde Unverzagt is a single mother of four and a freelance journalist. She is the author of numerous books about child-rearing, family, and relationships – most recently "Fly by yourself! Why children don’t need helicopter parents". She writes articles on family-related topics for "Psychologie Heute", "Berliner Morgenpost", and "Welt am Sonntag", among other publications. In 2006, under the pseudonym Lotte Kühn, she published the bestselling "The Teacher-Hating Book". In 2016, "50 Is the New 30" was published.