Giveaway: Karyn Purvis/TCU DVD

I have a great giveaway for you today. ย I know, you’re probably shocked because I haven’t done a giveaway in a very long time. ย Truth be told, I have a problem with going to the post office, and giveaways mean going in a timely manner. ย But this giveaway is long overdue.

I am giving away a DVD featuring Dr. Karyn Purvis and the work of the TCU Institute of Child Development. ย The DVD,ย “Empowering, Connecting & Correcting Principles” is a fantastic educational tool for adoptive/foster parents, family members, educators, and anybody else who interacts with children from “hard places”. ย Dr. Purvisย is one of my heroes and I’m very blessed to call her my friend. ย If you don’t know her work, you really must read The Connected Child and enter to win this DVD.

You can enter the giveaway four ways:

1. On Facebook, “Like” the Empowered to Connect page.

2. On Facebook, “Like” my One Thankful Mom page.

3. Follow me on Pinterest.

This is a little risky because I just began my foray into Pinterest yesterday and I have a grand total of ย 15 pins, but I have plans to add boards and pins I think you will like. ย I just pinned an Advent reading schedule for children, following stories in The Jesus Storybook Bible, which is a huge favorite of ours. ย I plan to follow it with my youngest children.

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4.ย If all else fails, there is one more option.

If you don’t do Facebook or Pinterest, leave a comment telling me what one topic you would like to see me write more about.

You are welcome to enter in all four ways, just be sure to leave four comments so I can give you credit for each entry. I’ll choose a winner early next week and I promise, somehow, I will make myself go to the post office and mail this DVD.

Happy Friday, friends.

Lisa

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRIยฎ Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

183 Comments

  1. Tom Vanderwell
    November 30, 2012

    Already "like" you, just "liked" Empower's page, don't pin…… So count me for one…..

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  2. Heather Snyder
    November 30, 2012

    Thanks for all you do. Would love to get this!

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  3. Heather Snyder
    November 30, 2012

    I already liked you on facebook!

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  4. Heather Snyder
    November 30, 2012

    I liked the Empowered to Connect page on facebook!

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  5. Heather Snyder
    November 30, 2012

    I'm following you on Pinterest.

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  6. Jennifer Tims Spence
    November 30, 2012

    I liked the Empowered to Connect FB page.

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  7. Jennifer Tims Spence
    November 30, 2012

    I liked your One Thankful Mom FB page.

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  8. Jennifer Tims Spence
    November 30, 2012

    I followed you on Pinterest.

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  9. Jennifer Tims Spence
    November 30, 2012

    I would love to read more posts about having both adopted and biological children and the unique challenges that come with that. thanks!

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  10. Stephanie-Justin Smith
    November 30, 2012

    i already like your facebook page

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  11. Stephanie-Justin Smith
    November 30, 2012

    im following you on pinterest now, love the advent reading!

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  12. Stephanie-Justin Smith
    November 30, 2012

    i liked empowered to connect

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  13. Stephanie-Justin Smith
    November 30, 2012

    i cant pick one topic- i love everything you write – but i do also really like reading stories about your family!

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  14. Dianne Hamilton Andrews
    November 30, 2012

    Liked Empowered to Connect on facebook.

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  15. Dianne Hamilton Andrews
    November 30, 2012

    Liked your page on Facebook!

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  16. Luana
    November 30, 2012

    Anytime you share about your children's meltdowns and how you get through them, or your own personal struggles, is when I'm most ministered to.

    Thank you for your blog.

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  17. Chrissy
    November 30, 2012

    I do love a good giveaway! As far as topics I'd like to see more of, I would love to talk more about the relationship between our biological and adopted children.

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  18. Chrissy
    November 30, 2012

    I already liked you on Facebook!

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  19. Chrissy
    November 30, 2012

    I liked Empowered to Connect on Facebook!

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  20. Chrissy
    November 30, 2012

    Pinterest always makes me feel like a big loser (wink) but, I will follow you!

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  21. Sara
    November 30, 2012

    I liked the Empowered to Connect page.

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  22. Sara
    November 30, 2012

    I'm following you on pInterest.

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  23. Sara
    November 30, 2012

    I'm entering one more way. My husband and I lead Hope 4 Kids adoption support group. We watch clips of Karyn Purvis from the web to help spark discussion. Our group really wants practical ways to help with every day living with our adoptive kids. One topic several struggle with is when there children are lying a lot to them and teachers, etc.

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  24. Eileen
    November 30, 2012

    I would love to hear more about getting children to work. For example, I’m impressed by how you’ve organized your kitchen so kids can help put things away a little easier.

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  25. Kaci
    November 30, 2012

    I've liked your "one thankful mom' facebook page

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  26. Kaci
    November 30, 2012

    I liked the "empowered to connect' facebook page!

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  27. Tobi Wright
    November 30, 2012

    Good Morning Lisa! We are foster parents and waiting for referral for 2 sibs from Ethiopia with AWAA. I've read the Connected Child and would love this DVD. I would like as much information as possible on transitioning "older" children into life here in America and in our family. Thank you and God bless!

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  28. shay
    November 30, 2012

    I would like you to discuss what to do next when your adopted child with severe behavior issues is causing your family to fall apart even though you have tried Karin's techniques.

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  29. Tricia Sayre
    November 30, 2012

    I've been following you on fb and following empowered to connect for awhile ๐Ÿ™‚ I don't do pinterest… sorry..no time with just trying to stay afloat. I'd love to hear more on navigating the feelings for/connections to birth families.

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  30. Marna
    November 30, 2012

    I joined and follow u on Pinterest. boy, scary, and I hope I did it right. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  31. Marna
    November 30, 2012

    I like (love) you on FB. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  32. Angela
    November 30, 2012

    I liked the Empowered to Connect facebook page.

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  33. jen
    November 30, 2012

    following you on pinterest!

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  34. angela
    November 30, 2012

    I already liked your facebook page.

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  35. Marna
    November 30, 2012

    I like empowered to connect on FB.

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  36. jen
    November 30, 2012

    really like your "one thankful mom" facebook page!

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  37. Angela
    November 30, 2012

    I am a new Pinterest user as well but I clicked "follow all" on your page so I think I did it.

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  38. jen
    November 30, 2012

    just liked the empower to connect facebook page. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  39. Mary (Owlhaven)
    November 30, 2012

    I'd love to win this. I already liked you on facebook, (and follow Empowered to Connect, AND follow you on Pinterest.) But one entry will do for me.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Mary

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  40. Angela
    November 30, 2012

    I would love to know how you make individual time for each child when you have so many. Our 3 children "from hard places" need so much and we feel like the squeaky wheel gets the grease while the other one or 2 gets less of us than he needs.

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  41. jen
    November 30, 2012

    i really love your posts about day to day life. i glean a lot from how you respond to your children's needs and apply your learning from karyn purvis and other resources. thank you!!

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  42. Mary
    November 30, 2012

    I liked Empowered to Connect. Had already liked your fb page and am trying to keep myself off Pinterest for as long as I can :).

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  43. Lisa
    November 30, 2012

    I have been 'liking' you on FB and 'liking' Empowered to Connect for quite some time. I am so thankful for all I'm learning!
    Off to try Pintrest…..I love a good giveaway!!

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  44. Traci
    November 30, 2012

    I have already like your facebook page and look forward to your updates.

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  45. Traci
    November 30, 2012

    I am also a current follower to the Empowered to Connect fb page. I often share updates from them and am thankful for all of their help.

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  46. Traci
    November 30, 2012

    I will follow you on pinterest and will hope that you have more success there than I have.

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  47. Traci
    November 30, 2012

    Topics to talk about? You do such a great job that I hesitate to put my thoughts out. For me, however, I'm always striving to figure out how to do ME better so that they (our kiddos) can be the best that they can be. Some days I'm just a complete failure. So grateful for Christ, for grace, for Dr. Purvis and for folks like yourself that are willing to walk along side of those of us with children from hard places. Thank you!

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  48. SleepyKnitter
    November 30, 2012

    We have the DVD and think it’s great! We highly recommend it for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet. Also the brand new one, Attachment: Why It Matters, is great. All of her DVDs are worth owning and sharing.

    While I don’t need to be entered in the drawing, I would like to suggest a topic (although I don’t know if it is the ONE topic I want you to write more about :-)), and that would be the idea that K. Purvis’s new video talks about, the parent’s attachment style and how it affects/interacts with the child’s attachment style. My husband and I watched the DVD and both realized right away that we are “avoidant” in our parenting style, though we work hard at overcoming that, but we do wish the DVD talked more about HOW parents can overcome their attachment style. Knowing and acknowledging the style might be the first steps, but what to do next? We are completely unable to go for any kind of counseling right now that could address that issue — it would need to be steps we take on our own, but we LIKE being avoidant. ๐Ÿ™‚ How do we overcome this for our children’s sake? No pressure, but we would like to know all the answers YESTERDAY. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Blessings on your new Pinterest venture.

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  49. AmyE
    November 30, 2012

    I love when you give specific examples of how you parent your kids. Sometimes it's so hard to pull the how to's out of books. I like the Empowered to Connect page, and I had already liked One Thankful Mom on FB. However, no Pinterest for me … I waste enough time already. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  50. Dolisa Winkelman
    November 30, 2012

    You write so many articles that help me on our journey! Thanks for all!

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  51. Julie
    November 30, 2012

    I already like your page on fb. ๐Ÿ™‚ I thought I already liked ETC, but it turns out I was friends with their fan page. Go figure. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I don't do Pinterest…not that I'm not tempted, but I'm afraid of the black hole that I might be sucked into if I even get started. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  52. Julie
    November 30, 2012

    I would also like to hear more about physical aggression and ideas to calm that grizzly bear (both in me and my child).

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  53. Jennifer Litz Seivert
    November 30, 2012

    I liked your facebook page and the Empowered to Connect page. I would love to see more topics that help us know how to foster relationships between older bio kids and younger adopted siblings.

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  54. holley
    November 30, 2012

    Liked your facebook page

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  55. holley
    November 30, 2012

    Like empowered to connect.

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  56. lisa
    November 30, 2012

    i already follow you and empowered to connect and KP is one of my heroes as well, have read her CC book at least 10x because it has worked so well, so i keep re-reading to make sure i have it right. thank you for this giveaway and happy holidays

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  57. Corinne
    November 30, 2012

    I already like you on Facebook! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am wondering if you have done any research, had any success with the brain's executive functions. It seems like my children who have had hard starts in life are smart, but lack strategies in organizing tasks, planning ahead, staying on task etc. I would love your expertise in this area.

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  58. Mavis
    November 30, 2012

    I "liked" empower to connect's page because I liked your page long ago…
    I also would like to see more discussion on sexuality with kids. What is normal at what age and how to deal with some of the things that come up.

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  59. Andrea Gaines
    November 30, 2012

    Already like your page :), Liked Empowered's page, and already follow you on Pinterest. ๐Ÿ™‚
    With the 'stuff' we are dealing with now in our home your posts have been invaluable… praying we are able to win these!! Many blessings and thank you for all that you do!

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  60. Penelope
    November 30, 2012

    I like reading your tips on behavior challenges from what you have learned!

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  61. Penelope
    November 30, 2012

    Of course I like you, I really like you on Facebook

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  62. cindy
    November 30, 2012

    Excited to have 'found you';) I would love to hear more about activities and/or vacations with teens and toddlers. We've been a little 'stuck' with the gap when our youngest was 10 when we adopted 2 toddlers. Excited to see who the 'winner' is too:)

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  63. Penelope
    November 30, 2012

    I follow on Pinterest!

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  64. Jenny
    November 30, 2012

    I came across your blog back in 2010, then we got busy with a cross state move. When I started reading again you where traveling to Nebraska for therapy with Dimples. I know this was a prompting from the Holy Spirit for me to start therapy with my adopted son. We have found a wonderful attachment therapist very close to our new town. We have good days and bad days, but your blog is always here to encourage me. Thank you so much for sharing your heart!

    Jenny

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  65. Penelope
    November 30, 2012

    I love Empowered to Connect on Facebook. Great videos!

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  66. Christine N.
    November 30, 2012

    I like you on facebook.

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  67. Christine N.
    November 30, 2012

    I like Empowered to Connect on facebook.

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  68. Christine N.
    November 30, 2012

    I'm following you on Pintrest.

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  69. Christine N.
    November 30, 2012

    I hope I win. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  70. Alyssa
    November 30, 2012

    I followed you on pinterest

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  71. Alyssa
    November 30, 2012

    I like your One Thankful Mom page on FB

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  72. Alyssa
    November 30, 2012

    I liked Empowered to Connect

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  73. Alyssa
    November 30, 2012

    I would like to hear more about how your older kids have handled the addition of the younger ones and how you manage to "get it all done"!

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  74. sleighs79
    November 30, 2012

    I liked One Thankful Mom!

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  75. sleighs79
    November 30, 2012

    I liked Empowered to Connect!

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  76. sleighs79
    November 30, 2012

    I just followed you on Pinterest!

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  77. sleighs79
    November 30, 2012

    I'd love to hear more about food issues. I wonder if you have different kids with different food issues. For example, I have one that cannot have free access to food because she has no 'shut-off' and I have one who needs free access to food to feel safe. Do you have more than one child with food issues, are they the same issues, and if not, how do you balance that? (maybe this is more of a Tuesday Topic than a general topic)

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  78. Lori
    November 30, 2012

    Hi Lisa. I am so excited about this giveaway! I already "like" your Facebook page.

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  79. Lori
    November 30, 2012

    I didn't realize ETC had a Facebook page and I liked them!

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  80. Lori
    November 30, 2012

    I don't do Pinterest and need another online activity to suck my time like I need another hole in my head! So, I would like to have you address bio and adoptive sibling issues. Specifically, how do you educate and equip the kids in the family who are doing well to handle the kid in the family that struggles. Thanks!

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  81. Amy in CDA
    November 30, 2012

    I was only lacking following you on Pinterest! I like you and Empowered to Connect on Facebook and have read The Connected Child.

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  82. Patty
    November 30, 2012

    I am a follower of your "one thankful mom" facebook page

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  83. Patty
    November 30, 2012

    Liked "empowered to connect" on Facebook

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  84. Patty
    November 30, 2012

    Following you on Pinterest. Just beware…Pinterest can become a great time-sucker, looking at all the lovely things you see there!!

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  85. mrsungeek
    November 30, 2012

    I already like you on Facebook. Of course I like you everywhere else too!

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  86. mrsungeek
    November 30, 2012

    I just liked Empowered to Connect. Thanks for letting me know they have a facebook page. I love their resources. We've been watching some DVDs from them at our monthly foster/adoptive support group. It is an awesome resource!

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  87. Jessica
    November 30, 2012

    I liked your FB page!

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  88. Shannon
    November 30, 2012

    Liked your Facebook

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  89. Shannon
    November 30, 2012

    Liked Empowered to Connect

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  90. Patty
    November 30, 2012

    One last entry ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to see you write about meeting the needs of your biological children while at the same time not creating anxiety in the adopted child(ren). While we don't have nearly the attachment struggles you have, I do see issues in my biological children that I didn't see prior to adopting.

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  91. mrsungeek
    November 30, 2012

    As far as content for your blog, I really enjoy reading encouraging posts and what you and others have done to parent children from hard places. It's not like everything would work with every family, but the more ideas, the better. Also, hearing from other people's experiences on how to handle life in the home, reaching out to others, and finding time to recharge are always helpful. But when it comes down to it, I think if you more or less continue on the path you're going, you'd do great. I think your blog has been the best one for myself and our family's situation. I wish I was able to read it ten years ago when we first got our children from foster care.

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  92. mrsungeek
    November 30, 2012

    Just followed you on Pinterest, though I must admit I'm not a really avid Pinterest pinner.

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  93. Sharon
    November 30, 2012

    I like your page on facebook.

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  94. Sharon
    November 30, 2012

    I also like empowered to connect on facebook.

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  95. Angela S
    November 30, 2012

    I'm a new reader and as I scanned a few posts (getting ready to go back and read) I appreciate honest bloggging. Keeping things real periodically and sharing struggles. I look forward to reading more.

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  96. Sharon
    November 30, 2012

    I'd be interested to read more about parents' attachment to children-especially when it's difficult.

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  97. Jennyjo
    November 30, 2012

    Oh what an opportunity to hear from an incredibly gifted woman with wisdom and discernment who I feel God has placed in our time to care for these sweet fatherless children. I just learned of Karen Purvis as my husband and are knee deep in the adoption journey..hoping next year for our little angel from China..Thanks for offering this opportunity ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your blog!

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  98. Stephanie
    November 30, 2012

    Sounds like such a good resource. Hmmm topic ideas…I'd like to see your list of all time favorite parenting resources.

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  99. E. Buster
    November 30, 2012

    I already liked your Facebook page. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  100. E. Buster
    November 30, 2012

    I just liked the Empowered Connect Facebook page.

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  101. E. Buster
    November 30, 2012

    I would love to read more about how you navigate talking about birth families with your younger children.

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  102. E. Buster
    November 30, 2012

    I just started following you on Pinterest. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope I win!

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  103. daysofwonderandgrace
    November 30, 2012

    I can barely keep up with blogging so haven't joined either FB or Pinterest yet. So thank you for the leave-a-comment option :). I would love to hear more about your experience with EMDR. I recently began seeing a Christian therapist who practices it and one of the reasons I chose her is that it is in her repertoire if we decide to pursue it with Hope. I also find the "correction" part of the equation SO difficult with our attachment-challenged daughter. In fact I realize that I usually avoid correction rather than invite the consequences. I don't feel that is healthy for our family, but feel stuck. So if you have any experience to share, I'd love to know! Carrie

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  104. Kerri
    November 30, 2012

    I liked Empowered to Connect on Facebook!

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  105. Kerri
    November 30, 2012

    I liked 'One Thankful Mom' on Facebook.

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  106. Kerri
    November 30, 2012

    I would like to see more about day-to-day life and balancing the attention that everyone needs throughout the day.

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  107. jomegs
    November 30, 2012

    Liked Empowered to Connect.

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  108. jomegs
    November 30, 2012

    I've already liked your FB page! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  109. jomegs
    November 30, 2012

    Following you on Pinterest! I have some fun things already pinned on mine – check mine out too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  110. Lisa
    November 30, 2012

    I would like to know more about bonding with adopted children.

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  111. Kristi Stebbins
    November 30, 2012

    I liked you on the empowered FB page.
    And I followed you on pinterest.

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  112. Beth C
    November 30, 2012

    I already like your FB page.

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  113. Beth C
    November 30, 2012

    I just liked Empower to Connect FB page.

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  114. Beth C
    November 30, 2012

    I just followed your pins.

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  115. Beth C
    November 30, 2012

    I would love to hear you discuss your approach to lying. The kind of lying where the child just has to know the answer to everything so will make up an answer when he is not even being asked a question. Then will lie about everything else under the sun. Whether it is a small matter or a larger one. There may be a nugget of truth, but chances are there is nothing remotely truthful being said.

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  116. Deborah Wager West
    November 30, 2012

    Love Empowered to Connect

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  117. Deborah Wager West
    November 30, 2012

    Love your fb page!

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  118. Deborah Wager West
    November 30, 2012

    following you on pinterest!

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  119. Dana
    November 30, 2012

    Liked Empowered to Connect

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  120. Dana
    November 30, 2012

    Already liked you on Facebook.

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  121. Dana
    November 30, 2012

    Followed you on Pinterest.

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  122. Dana
    November 30, 2012

    I love it when you give a blow by blow description of how you handled a situation, including exactly what you said, expecially when it's a short and sweet phrase I can borrow : )

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  123. M.C.
    November 30, 2012

    Leaving a comment to enter here:)

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  124. M.C.
    November 30, 2012

    I just liked Empowered to Connect on facebook!

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  125. M.C.
    November 30, 2012

    I just liked One Thankful Mom on facebook!

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  126. M.C.
    November 30, 2012

    Just followed you on pinterest!

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  127. Cici
    November 30, 2012

    I already like One thankful mom on facebook

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  128. Cici
    November 30, 2012

    I have liked Empowered to Connect on Facebook also.

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  129. Cici
    November 30, 2012

    I would like to hear about handling issues of sibling rivalry. We have a lot of fighting and unkindness to overcome.

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  130. nancileamarie
    November 30, 2012

    I liked the Empowered to connect page. I've already liked your one thankful mom page. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  131. nancileamarie
    November 30, 2012

    I'd also like to see more posts on relationships between biological and adoptive siblings.

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  132. Miriam
    November 30, 2012

    I started following you on Pinterest!

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  133. Miriam
    November 30, 2012

    I "liked" both your Facebook & Empowered to Connect already. Hope it still counts!

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  134. amy
    November 30, 2012

    I liked empowered to connect.

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  135. amy
    November 30, 2012

    already liked your facebook page! =D

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  136. amy
    November 30, 2012

    and following you on pinterest – can't wait to see what homeschool stuff you post!! =D

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  137. amy
    November 30, 2012

    and I'd really love to hear more about your homeschool picks

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  138. Ann
    November 30, 2012

    I would love to watch the video! I already have your facebook and trust-based parenting likes. I would like to hear more about how you see God working in everything that has happened, and also how you help your other kids deal with the challenges.
    As a side note–I am planning on taking the TCUI training for professionals in TX next year! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  139. Hannah
    December 1, 2012

    I followed you on pinterest! I love reading your blog- thanks so much for keeping up with it!

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  140. Teresa
    December 1, 2012

    Have already liked you on both Facebook and Empowered to Connect. Left a message on each. For my third entry I would like to see the following topic covered: Dealing with inequities between children in relation to the degree of information they have about their birth parents. We have a variety of scenarios with our children varying from open adoption to very limited information on a birth parent who we think is now deceased. At Christmas 2 of the kids will receive gifts, one won't get anything for Christmas, but always receives something for his birthday, and my twin girls never get anything for Christmas, but a birth relative gives me money gifts for them at other times of the year. I think I know how I am going to handle it for this year, but I would be interested to know how other people deal with this kind of inequity. There must be other families in the same situation who have adopted multiple children.

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  141. Lili
    December 1, 2012

    I liked Empowered to Connect.

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  142. Lili
    December 1, 2012

    I liked your FB page.

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  143. Lili
    December 1, 2012

    I'm following you on pinterest.

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  144. Lili
    December 1, 2012

    Your posts are always very encouraging and helpful. I guess for us right now, I could use some guidance in disussing our son's past with him. He is 4 y.o. and is from Russia. He's been home for 2 years, and of course he knows where he is from. But, we have never discussed his birth family. We are hesitant because so much of their story is negative in relation to how they treated him. We also don't want to wait too long to introduce the idea, because we don't want him to feel that we are hiding things from him. Thank you for all you do!!!

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  145. Donna
    December 1, 2012

    I'm new here, so I haven't had a chance to look around, but I would love to hear how you might have handled an ingratitude attitude. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  146. Sophie
    December 1, 2012

    Family dynamics in a large family.

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  147. Amy D
    December 1, 2012

    I have already liked your one thankful mom FB page.

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  148. Amy D
    December 1, 2012

    I have already liked the ETC page.

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  149. Amy D
    December 1, 2012

    I followed you on Pinterest!

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  150. Amy D
    December 1, 2012

    I'd love to hear thoughts on how our children from hard places will do once they are grown and on their own… I worry about them not having us there to walk them through issues like i so often do these days ๐Ÿ™‚
    thanks so much, lisa for this giveaway opportunity and for your ministry to us mommas!

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  151. Jen
    December 2, 2012

    Great giveaway….I could surely use this!

    Love your blog. I guess the two things I'd like to see more posts on are sibling relationships and achieving {some semblance!} of balance. The most recent question about balancing the needs of children with ministry was a good one….and then there's balancing the needs of each child (especially the "quiet" ones who are doing well and not struggling and can easily get overlooked), housework, etc.

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  152. Amanda
    December 2, 2012

    Liked your "one thankful mom" facebook page!

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  153. Nancy
    December 2, 2012

    Thank you for doing the giveaway — we are waiting for our 4th right now, and I want to refresh my attachment knowledge!

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  154. 2plus2mom
    December 2, 2012

    I liked Empowered to Connect on fb. I am a big fan of the Karen Purvis DVDs, but don't own this one yet.

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  155. adwiti
    December 2, 2012

    I stumbled into your blog by accident. I live on the other side of the world in India. I love your writings about adoption and trauma and am learning so much from your blog.

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      December 3, 2012

      Thank you, Adwiti. I'm so glad you found my blog.

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  156. Emily
    December 3, 2012

    I liked Empowered to Connect on FB.

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  157. Emily
    December 3, 2012

    I already liked you on FB. (And don't do Pinterest.)

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  158. Emily
    December 3, 2012

    I know you've written extensively about it already, but I love the way you have chosen such a variety of educational options for your different kids at different times. Also–it would be great to hear about your adult children's perspectives on how they feel about having been homeschooled through graduation–the ups and downs.

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  159. Andrea Cox
    December 3, 2012

    I "liked" Empowered to Connect on FB

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  160. Andrea Cox
    December 3, 2012

    I "liked" One Thankful Mom on FB.

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  161. Andrea Cox
    December 3, 2012

    I am following you on Pinterest

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  162. Andrea Cox
    December 3, 2012

    I am new to your website, but own and enjoy The Connected Child. I echo almost all the topic ideas suggested thus far, my favorite being "navigating the feelings for/connections to birth families." Thanks for the chance to win!

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  163. Barb Horst
    December 5, 2012

    liked the' Empowered to connect' page. I also learn much from you blog and facebook page. Blessings!!

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  164. *Ashley*
    December 5, 2012

    I "liked" ETC's FB page!!

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  165. *Ashley*
    December 5, 2012

    I "liked" your FB page…. a long time ago but that still counts, right???? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  166. *Ashley*
    December 5, 2012

    Followed you on Pinterest!!

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  167. Kate Sumpter
    December 5, 2012

    I liked you facebook!

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  168. *Ashley*
    December 5, 2012

    And I really dont have a suggestion for you on what I'd like to see more. I love everything you write and was especially challenged by your "Tell It Well" testamony. I look forward to many more opportunities to be challenged as a parent of children from hard places!

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  169. Kate Sumpter
    December 5, 2012

    I really would love to attend the Refresh Conference in Feb, but the travel cost is a bit much on our already tightened budget belt, so receiving the Karyn's dvd would be huge!

    And I would love to hear more of the beginnings of adoption. Why someone should do it and how to be encouraged by the legal tape, money and waiting period… all before the joys and challenges of the children at home.

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  170. Kate Sumpter
    December 5, 2012

    I liked "Empowered to Connect" facebook page. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  171. Kylee
    December 5, 2012

    I already liked the empowered to connect page!!

    -Kylee
    [email protected]
    learningtoabandon.blogspot.com

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  172. Kylee
    December 5, 2012

    I liked the "one thankful mom" page on Facebook!

    -Kylee

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  173. Sally Lowry
    December 5, 2012

    Would like to know more about adoption and tips/techniques on helping children with separating/transitioning from away "family". Love your blog! Thanks for all the encouragement

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  174. Vanda
    December 5, 2012

    I liked Empowered to connect on facebook.

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  175. Laurel
    December 5, 2012

    I liked Empowered to Connect on FB

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  176. Laurel
    December 5, 2012

    I like One Thankful Mom on FB

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  177. Laurel
    December 5, 2012

    I followed you on Pinterest!

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  178. Laurel
    December 5, 2012

    I would love to see you write more about discipline with adopted children!

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  179. Denise
    December 5, 2012

    I'm following you on Pinterest!

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  180. Denise
    December 5, 2012

    I liked you on Facebook.

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  181. Denise
    December 5, 2012

    I liked Empowered to Connect on Facebook.

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  182. Denise
    December 5, 2012

    I love reading about all topics related to adoption. I'm just happy to have found your blog again; I used to read, stepped away from blog-reading for awhile, and then couldn't find your blog again. I just happened to come across a post on Pinterest that linked to your giveaway. I love Karyn Purvis, so I went to check it out, and was SO happy that I'd found your blog again! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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