The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment

The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment

by Lisa Qualls, Karyn Purvis


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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.  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736978927
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 07/07/2020
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 126,806
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Karyn Purvis, PhD was an authoritative speaker, writer, trainer, and passionate advocate for children. Her work has been featured in Newsweek, Focus on the Family, Dateline, 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.

Lisa Qualls is the mother of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. She is the creator of the One Thankful Mom blog and a popular speaker at events for adoptive and foster parents. She mentors and encourages moms and dads using the methods developed by child expert Dr. Karyn Purvis. 

Table of Contents

Foreword David R. Cross 13

Introduction 15

Part 1 The Heart of Relationships

1 Understand the Foundation of Attachment 33

2 Know Yourself 47

Part 2 Real-Life Strategies

3 Simplify with Scripts 63

4 Combat Chronic Fear 77

5 Nurture to Heal 91

6 Teach Respect 105

7 Recognize Your Child's Sensory Needs 113

8 Adapt Your Strategies for Teens 127

9 Build Your Toolbox 139

Part 3 Hope and Strength for the Journey

10 Take Care of Yourself 157

Conclusion 171

A Tribute to Dr. Karyn Purvis 175

Acknowledgments 179

Notes 183

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