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272 Pages
Publication date: April 2023
Imprint: ecoWing
Leonhard Thun-Hohenstein

Children and Resilience

How Crises Affect Our Children and How We Can Protect Them

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How to empower our children in times of crisis

Leonhard Thun-Hohenstein illustrates the various crises our children can suffer. Above all, he provides guidance on how parents can stay confident in difficult times and take courage to actively manage a crisis.

Our children are increasingly exposed to crises, not only due to current events such as the COVID19 pandemic or the war in Ukraine, but in everyday life too—sometimes with devastating consequences. Leonhard Thun-Hohenstein, long-time director of a psychiatric clinic for children and adolescents, vividly describes children’s worries using case histories and personal experience. Most notably, however, he shows how we can protect our children and make them resilient, and why our society must finally pay more attention to their concerns.

»Using numerous case studies, the medical expert not only explains what resilience means specifically for the adolescent soul. He also provides strategies for coping with crises and explains how psychological resilience can be strengthened.«
Natürlich gesund und munter

»Reading the book, it becomes evident that Thun-Hohenstein commands a very detailed knowledge about child and adolescent psychiatry and is able to communicate this knowledge exceptionally well.«
Radio Weser.TV „WortART“

»The different forms of crises and their formation are explained … in great detail and they are also presented as an opportunity for meaningful and positive change.«

»Drawing on case studies, Leonhard Thun-Hohenstein explains how to respond appropriately to children’s fears.«
Schöne Woche

»Most importantly, he shows how we can protect our children and make them resilient, and why our society must finally begin to focus more on their concerns again.«
Salzburger Nachrichten

»Excellently prepared practical guide for teachers and interested parents«
News für Spiegel



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Leonhard Thun-Hohenstein

Leonhard Thun-Hohenstein is the founder of the Department for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Christian Doppler Clinic in Salzburg and was its director until January 2021. He is one of the most renowned experts in child and adolescent psychiatry and on the subject of anxiety in children in Austria.