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

The Chronicles of Narnia

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Good, evil; battles, betrayals; this classic series begins with either The Magician’s Nephew, or The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (depending on who you ask!). There are 7 books in all -- one filled with more adventure and fantasy than the next.

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Caught Up in a Story: Fostering a Storyformed Life of Great Books & Imagination with Your Children

Caught Up in a Story: Fostering a Storyformed Life of Great Books & Imagination with Your Children

*Description from Amazon: What is imagination, and why is it vital to childhood education? What role do great books play in shaping a child's perception of self, life, and even God? In Caught Up in a Story, Sarah Clarkson answers these vital questions, demonstrating how great books can be a parent's best ally in shaping a ch...

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The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings

The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings

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Frodo and his pals set out on a journey to find the Ruling Ring. Will the Hobbits’ friendships be enough to keep them safe?

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Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers

Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers

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This one comes up again and again in podcast episodes! The first in Ralph Moody’s autobiographical series, this is a wonderful father-son story. Note: Does contain a few mature words that begin with H and D.

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Ralph Moody was eight years old in 1906 when his family moved from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Through his eyes we experience the pleasures and perils of ranching there early in the twentieth century. Auctions and roundups, family picnics, irrigation wars, tornadoes and wind storms give authentic color to Little Britches. So do adventures, wonderfully told, that equip Ralph to take his father's place when it becomes necessary.

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Freckles

Freckles

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**Description from Amazon: This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works.

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Different: The Story of an Outside-the-Box Kid and the Mom Who Loved Him

Different: The Story of an Outside-the-Box Kid and the Mom Who Loved Him

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**Description from Amazon: Nathan was different and Sally knew it.From his early childhood, Nathan was bursting with creativity and uncontainable energy, struggling not only with learning issues but also with anxiety and OCD. He saw the world through his own unique lens―one that often caused him to be labeled as “bad,” ...

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God’s Smuggler

God’s Smuggler

The true story of a boy who lost his way and then found it working undercover, smuggling Bibles behind the borders of closed nations. A page-turner!

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Educating the WholeHearted Child — Third Edition

Educating the WholeHearted Child — Third Edition

**Description from Amazon: Since 1994, Educating the WholeHearted Child has been a trusted guide for thousands of homeschooling families. This extensively revised and expanded third edition provides a solid biblical foundation for educating and nurturing your children's hearts, minds, and souls. In it you will discover how to...

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The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming

The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming

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**Description from Amazon: How to make home your family’s favorite place to be . . . all year long.Does your home sometimes feel like just a place to eat, sleep, and change clothes on the way to the next activity? Do you long for “home” to mean more than a place where you stash your stuff? Wouldn’t you love it to beco...

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How To Win Friends & Influence People

How To Win Friends & Influence People

**Description from Amazon: Dale Carnegie's book "How to Win Friends and Influence People" is the most influential business book of the twentieth century. Download a free copy of his principles and learn why! These are the same key principles we use in our training and consulting services for professionals and companies of all...

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