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Lisa Qualls

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Lisa Qualls is the author of The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment. She 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 co-founder 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.

Average rating: 4.66 · 447 ratings · 193 reviews · 2 distinct works
The Connected Parent: Real-...

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Parenting with Trust and Connection by Karyn Purvis
"I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved how the authors included real life examples of parental struggles with information about attachment/impact trauma can have on the developing brain. The key takeaways and recommended homework were incredibly" Read more of this review »
The Connected Parent by Karyn Purvis
"The Connected Child is my favorite book to reread and recommend for parents of any age or parenting journey. The Connected Parent is such a great follow up to it, beautifully incorporating elements of TBRI with practical, everyday applications and to" Read more of this review »
The Connected Parent by Karyn Purvis
"This book is full of not only the science behind how trauma changes the brain, but real-life help for connecting with these precious children. Not only would I recommend this book to friends who are fostering or adopting, but also friends with childr" Read more of this review »
Parenting with Trust and Connection by Karyn Purvis
"This is an excellent read for any parent just like it's predecessor, The Connected Child is. With hands on practical tools as well as humorous antecdotes, it brings hope and fun to parents. I highly recommend it!! Dr. Purvis' legacy couples with Lisa" Read more of this review »
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The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel
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The Connected Child by Karyn B. Purvis
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The Connected Child and Dr. Karyn Purvis changed my life. I learned a new way of parenting my children and I’ve never looked back. I’m forever grateful.
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81642 One Thankful Mom - Book Group — 157 members — last activity Dec 14, 2012 04:09AM
A book group for friends of Lisa Qualls, writer of One Thankful Mom. We read and discuss books relevant to parenting children from hard places.

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