Nathan Clarkson grew up as an out-of-the-box kid living with ADHD, mental illness, and (thankfully) a very loving mother, Sally.

The two have recently published their story in the book Different, which details how stories helped to shape Nathan, and how his mom came to decide that what other people thought about their parenting and educational approach was irrelevant.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • how books shaped Nathan’s out-of-the-box childhood
  • why Sally and Nathan are so grateful for the time they spent reading together
  • how stories can help during dark times

Whether you are parenting an out-of-the-box child or not, this episode reminds us to embrace our children, just they way they are, and inspires us to use books to help them along the way.

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Episode 57
The Chronicles of Narnia
Caught Up in a Story: Fostering a Storyformed Life of Great Books & Imagination with Your Children
The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings
Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers
Freckles
Different: The Story of an Outside-the-Box Kid and the Mom Who Loved Him
Educating the WholeHearted Child — Third Edition
The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming
God’s Smuggler
How To Win Friends & Influence People
 

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