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  • The Connected Parent

  • Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment
  • By: Lisa Qualls, Karyn Purvis PhD
  • Narrated by: Lisa Qualls
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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The Connected Parent

By: Lisa Qualls,Karyn Purvis PhD
Narrated by: Lisa Qualls
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Summary

There is hope for every child, every parent, and every family...

Parenting under the best of circumstances can be difficult. And raising children who have come to your home from “hard places,” who have their own set of unique needs, brings even more challenges. You may have discovered that the techniques that worked with your birth children are not working with your adopted or foster child.

Renowned child-development expert Dr. Karyn Purvis gives you practical advice and powerful tools you can use to encourage secure attachment in your family. You will benefit from Karyn’s decades of clinical research and real-world experience. Coauthor Lisa Qualls demonstrates how you can successfully implement these strategies in your home, just as she did in hers.

You will learn how to simplify your approach using scripts, nurture your child, combat chronic fear, teach respect, and develop other valuable tools to facilitate a healing connection with your child.

The Connected Parent will help you lovingly guide your children and bring renewed hope and restoration to your family.

©2020 Lisa C. Qualls and Karen Purvis (P)2020 Harvest House Publishers

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  • Melissa Vander Broek
  • 23-05-21

The best book for adoptive families!

This is such a good and practical book for all adoptive parents! Regardless of age or circumstances you can gain wisdom through the authors! Gentle approach on parents as well as children... not easy but full of grace! You must read this book!

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  • Steve F.
  • 02-09-20

Practical, informative, EXTREMELY helpful

I absolutely loved this book. I loved how practical it felt and hearing real stories from Lisa Qualls. Her vulnerability in sharing her life compounded with Dr Purvis’ expertise have created something so wonderful. I highly recommend this to any adoptive parent.

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  • E. Loyd
  • 13-08-20

A MUST READ/LISTEN!

for all of you working with kids from hard places, I urge you to read this for better understanding and hope for your own healing to be a light to heal those you care for

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  • Oliver mcclung
  • 04-01-23

Best parenting book I’ve ever read, from a neuro divergent family.

I’ve read tons of books on parenting methods but this seriously makes me want to become a practitioner with them. It has changed our parenting for the better! I will be sharing this with everyone I come in contact with!

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  • Jennifer
  • 03-01-23

A Must Read for Foster and Adoptive Parents

This is a book I wish I would have had when my daughters were younger. It is also a book I wish my parents would have had in the years after they adopted me. Dr. Purvis and Lisa Qualls are a gifted team and their balance of brain science with practical advice makes this a valuable resource to refer to over and over again.

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  • T. Stone
  • 21-12-22

This Book and TBRI are saving our family!!

We are the parents of 3 biological children, (aged 24, 22, and 15) and for the past 13 1/2 months we’ve also been the foster / soon-to-be adoptive parents of 2 baby brothers (aged 28 and 14 months) from hard places. We quickly realized that the previous parenting skills that helped us raise 3 amazing people were NOT helpful or effective in training our newest family members. We’re so grateful to Karyn Purvis and everyone that has established TBRI and contributed this book for helping to save our family and our sanity!!

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  • Tammie
  • 14-12-22

Helpful tools.

This book was very helpful for my career working with children from a broken past.

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  • Ms Amy Hueard
  • 02-12-22

Useful and informative

This is one of the most helpful parenting books for adoptive families. I highly recommend.

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  • Travis Arneson
  • 22-11-22

Eye opening

This book is very eye opening on better ways to parent adopted children. I plan on implementing many of these practical and tips into our family!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-10-22

Wonderful book!

This book was such an encouragement! Filled with simple strategies to help raise kids from hard places. If you need some encouragement raise kids, this is the book for you!