The Connected Parent

Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment

by Karyn Purvis, PhD and Lisa Qualls –

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Available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook July 7th, 2020.


Coming July 7th from Harvest House!

Parenting children who had a hard start in life is a unique journey and traditional parenting methods aren’t likely to work. This new book for parents and caregivers combines the rich experience and scientific insights of Dr. Karyn Purvis with personal stories from Lisa Qualls‘s parenting journey.

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

Dr. Purvis and Lisa Qualls will help you parent your children in a way that brings healing and wholeness to your family with honest stories, a multitude of examples, and tools you can begin using today. The Connected Parent is the guide you need to help you build trust and attachment with your child.

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Endorsements

Katie Davis Majors

Best-selling author of Kisses from Katie and Daring to Hope

The Connected Child is the most ragged, worn-out book in my house because I referred to it over and over in moments of desperation in parenting children from hard places. The Connected Parent will soon look the same, as it is full of wisdom and insight that I will refer to continually. This book is for all parents who long to love their children with compassion and tenderness…

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Daniel Hughes, PhD

Author of Building the Bonds of Attachment

Founder of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

To connect with [children from hard places], we need to understand and attend to their underlying fear and shame while ensuring that we are approachable and trustworthy ourselves. Karyn and Lisa remind us again and again about the power of relationships in promoting healing and development, and they provide many practical strategies to assist us in our journey…

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Deborra-Lee Jackman

Founder of ADOPT CHANGE and Hopeland

Adoptive parent

Tragically, many traumatized children are greatly misunderstood. Dr. Karyn Purvis knew how to reach these children and begin the process of healing. In her final written work, The Connected Parent, Dr. Purvis shares her wisdom and expertise for working with children who have experienced trauma…

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Mary Beth Chapman

Co-founder of Show Hope

Adoptive parent

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Kent Hoffman, PhD

Co-founder of Circle of Security

Author of Raising a Secure Child

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Jessica Honegger

Founder of Noonday Collection

Author of Imperfect Courage

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Jamie Finn

Speaker

Author of Foster the Family

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Sherrie Eldridge

Author of Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew

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Beth Guckenberger

Author of Start with Amen

Executive Director of Back2Back Ministries

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Jason Johnson

Speaker

Author of Reframing Foster Care

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Daren Jones, MSW

Training Specialist at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development

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Jayne Schooler

Author of Wounded Children, Healing Homes

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Deborah Gray, MSW

Author of Attaching in Adoption and Attaching with Love, Hugs, and Play

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About the Book

You Can Effectively Parent Your Adopted or Foster Child

Parenting under the best of circumstances is difficult, but because of their unique needs, raising children from hard places brings additional challenges. You may discover the traditional techniques that worked for you as a child or for your own birth children are not working with your adopted or foster child.

Renowned child development expert Dr. Karyn Purvis will give you practical advice and powerful tools you can use to encourage secure attachment in your child, just as she did for coauthor Lisa Qualls. You will benefit from Karyn’s decades of research and understanding, plus Lisa’s hands-on experience and successful implementation of the strategies shared in this book.

In a story-rich format, you will learn how to:

  • simplify your approach using scripts
  • nurture your child
  • combat chronic fear
  • teach respect
  • develop other valuable skills to add to your parenting toolbox

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


The Authors

Portrait of Lisa Qualls

Lisa Qualls

Lisa and her husband, Russ, are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. She is the creator of the One Thankful Mom website and a popular speaker at events for adoptive and foster parents. She is also the cofounder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. Lisa mentors and encourages adoptive parents so they can find courage and hope in their journeys of loving their children well.

She blogs at One Thankful Mom.

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Dr. Karyn Purvis, PhD

Karyn was an authoritative speaker, writer, trainer, and passionate advocate for children. Her work has been featured in NewsweekFocus on the FamilyDateline, and countless other media outlets. She was the founder of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University where her tireless devotion to loving and serving children continues to flourish.

Karyn’s book The Connected Child remains a bestseller over a decade post-publication.