How To Build Resilience In Our Kids

Picture 8Jane van der Meer from the library at PMH has emailed to let me to let parents know about a new book about building resilience in children with complex health issues.

The Child Health Library at Princess Margaret Hospital has recently added “Helping children with complex needs bounce back” by Kim Aumann and Angie Hart to our collection.  This book provides information on the latest ideas on helping children to build resilience.  It also offers ideas and activities for parents and health workers who want to help a child improve their resilience.

I notice a review for the book on the Jessica Kingsley Publishers website suggests that this is a really practical resource for families that are feeling the pressure.  Here is part of what one reviewer had to say,

‘….We know that families value high quality emotional and practical support, but often lack the right advice that enables them to achieve ‘ordinary’ lives. The past decade has seen growing interest in the concept of developing resilience in both children and parents. This book offers a “magic box” of ideas, and a menu of coping strategies for families and those who support them. The emphasis is on practical steps forward, positive and achievable outcomes, with the end result of families feeling confident and competent in helping their own child to make progress.’
– Dr Philippa Russell, Chair of Standing Commission on Carers

If you happen to borrow this book, I’d be very pleased to hear your thoughts.  Also thanks to Jane for letting us know about this new parent resource.