• 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
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (210 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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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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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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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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So helpful!

The strategies in this book are so helpful for learning to parent children with histories of trauma

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Must read on parenting

Even if you are not parenting "kids from hard places", this is a must read for effective, calm, rational parenting strategies. I wish I'd read this book years ago.

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Life Changing

For anyone working with children, TBRI is life changing. Everyone should read! Kids from hard places need our help.

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Must read for foster or adopting parents

All I can say is, wished I had this information sooner. Invaluable is simply not strong enough! If you foster or are planning on adopting, do everyone a favor and get this book. You can thank me (Russ) later. p.s. no relation to the authors.

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Lots of Wisdom

This book contains lots of wisdom for raising children from difficult circumstances. this wisdom can be applied to normal children as well as yourself, which is a bonus.

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Better info then my fostering class!

there are so many techniques and scripts taught in this book that are very useful in fostering all ages! I feel like I learned so much! great listen!

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Life - saving Reading!

Anyone who cares for children from hard places would benefit hugely from this book! It takes the material from "The Connected Child" and shows how to apply it to real life. It has helped me tremendously in learning how to effectively nurture and love our three young foster children.