"Great children are raised, not born. Great parents are taught, not born. Are you ready for greatness?"

Today's Guest(s)

Russ and Lisa Qualls are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. Lisa is the creator of One Thankful Mom. In 2011 she became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and has lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. Co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; her final written work. She is also a certified Enneagram coach. She loves speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents and co-hosting her podcast, The Adoption Connection. Using her TBRI training, Enneagram knowledge, and decades of parenting experience, she coaches and encourages adoptive moms so they can find courage and hope in their journeys of loving their children well.

Hosted By

Practicing pediatrician, parent, grandparent, coach, speaker, and author. Say hello @MegMeekerMD

When things are normal, parenting is difficult. When you add in children that come into your home from difficult backgrounds and bring their own unique set of needs, there are even more challenges on top of that. Connecting with adopted children is also difficult, and that’s why Dr. Meg is speaking with Lisa Qualls, author of The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment. The conversation will give you practical advice and powerful tools you can use to encourage secure attachment in your family. On the other side you will see that there is hope for every child, every parent, and every family! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg to answer in an upcoming social question episode? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

SHOW NOTES

WELCOME

Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guest, Lisa Qualls, author of The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.

A CONVERSATION WITH LISA QUALLS (PART 1)

In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a great conversation with Lisa Qualls about how to make connections with your children, both adopted and birth children. They also talk about her new book The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment.

BREAK

A CONVERSATION WITH LISA QUALLS (PART 2)

In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a great conversation with Lisa Qualls about how to make connections with your children, both adopted and birth children. They also talk about her new book The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment.

POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how you can create a deeper connection with your children, both adopted and birth.

PARENT PEP RALLY

FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 118, The Connected Parent and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

More like this...
More

Join the conversation

The Meeker Parenting Blog Comment Policy

Let’s keep this a friendly and inclusive space. A few ground rules: be respectful, stay on topic, and no spam, please.       

Never miss a podcast! Get them sent right to your inbox.