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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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  • 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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  • sst6835
  • 14-04-21

beautiful

I'm so thankful for the chance to read this book. it's giving me some hope as I work with my own kids from hard places.

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  • Ken Summers
  • 23-03-21

A must read for all parents!

If you are a parent or educator, you will gain invaluable insights to understand and help the children you serve.

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  • April
  • 08-12-20

Inspiring and Real

Lisa Qualls is vulnerable and real and conveys realistic parenting tools in this book.
Excellent narration in addition to Excellent writing, I couldn't stop listening

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  • Pamela Montgomery
  • 05-11-20

Excellent Book

This is an EXCELLENT BOOK for parenting kids from hard places and I will recommend it to the adoptive families that I support.

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  • M. McGhee
  • 21-10-20

Proof is in the pudding!

The principals in this book have saved our family. We could have gone down the route of RAD and PTSD with our child. He was struggling with attachment and super angry with the world after spending 4 years in an orphanage. Today his true self is coming out in full bloom as he learned parents who take TBRI to heart can provide safety, preciousness and a voice for kids from hard places.

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  • Lorie D.
  • 08-10-20

OK book

I got to this book from the review of other parenting book. This book is useful, has good story and some strategies. I feel the content could be more condensed.

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  • Iain Pilch
  • 22-09-20

Amazing & Life Altering

As a now adult who has come from a hard place this book has changed my life. I now see myself and my relationship with my son in a different and more positive way. I realize my own trauma has greatly impacted me as a dad. I am encouraged to take the journey of healing in my own life so I can walk my son through his healing. Thank you so much for writing and recording this book. I am forever thankful to my counselor for sharing this with me.