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.
Adopting or fostering a child brings its own unique set of challenges only another parent facing the same uphill climb could possibly understand. From parenting children with traumatic pasts, to dealing with attachment issues, to raising a child with special needs, it can sometimes be a struggle just getting through the day.
With a refreshing dose of honesty, empathy, and care, you'll discover you are definitely not alone on your journey and God has a very special plan for you and your family.
Why doesn’t our child return our love? What are we failing to understand? What are we failing to do? These questions can fill the minds of adoptive parents caring for wounded, traumatized children. This book addresses the reality of those unmet expectations and offers validation and solutions for the challenges of parenting deeply traumatized and emotionally disturbed children..
(Featured Guest- David & Jayne Schooler)
Filmed and edited by her husband, Bryan Tucker, this film follows Angela's journey to find her birth family.
(Featured Guest- Angela Tucker)
Capturing the warmth and fun of forming close relationships with children, this book offers simple advice to parents of children who find it difficult to attach and bond - whether following adoption, divorce or other difficult experiences.
(Featured Guest- Deborah Gray)
The ill effects of a baby’s exposure to drugs and alcohol while in the womb are demonstrated in this essential reference with cutting-edge information from the fields of medicine, neuroscience, and child psychology. These findings posit that many of the learning and behavior problems seen in childrenare both treatable and preventable.
(Featured Guest- Dr. Ira J Chasnoff)
We know this parenting gig is hard...especially the foster, adoptive, or special needs parenting. Most of the time you're just trying to remember what you did 10 minutes ago, where you parked the car, or the last time you got a full night's sleep! It can leave you exhausted and completely spent. You wonder...is there any way through this? We believe there is.
That's why we wrote an easy-to-read eBook with easy-to-apply principles to help you beat exhaustion and find the rest you've been looking for. We call it, The Weary Parent's Guide To Escaping Exhaustion. It's yours for FREE when you sign up to receive updates on The Honestly Speaking Podcast!