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

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," "troubled," or someone in need of "fixing."

Bravely choosing to listen to her motherly intuition rather than the loud voices of the world, Sally dared to believe that Nathan's differences could be part of an intentional design from a loving Creator with a plan for his life. She trusted that the things that made him different were the very things that could make him great.

Join Sally and Nathan as they share their stories from a personal perspective as mother and son. If you are in need of help and hope in your own journey with an outside-the-box child, or if you're an adult trying to make sense of your differences, you'll find deep insight, resonance, and encouragement in the pages of this book. Dare to love and nurture the "different" one in your life.

Title:Different: The Story of an Outside-The-Box Kid and the Mom Who Loved Him
ISBN:9781496420114
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    Different: The Story of an Outside-The-Box Kid and the Mom Who Loved Him Reviews

  • Brianna Preston

    I just finished this book, and my cheeks are still wet from the tears that fell unbidden in the last chapter. Raising a child with a "difference" is challenging, but Sally Clarkson chose to see her bo...

  • Donna

    2.5 stars.This is an autobiography that covers the parenting of children who are "different" and it covers what it's like to be different as a child with OCD. I appreciated the story that is told. It ...

  • Bethany

    Reading this book gave me so much hope for my kids who the world perceives to be "different." I now have more tools in my toolbox for reaching their hearts and renewed vision/hope for our days togethe...

  • Alicia C.

    This book is such an encouragement for anyone with a child who is "different". Walking that path can feel lonely and what you get from Sally and Nathan is insight, encouragement and understanding for ...

  • Kim Huxley

    This book is truly a gift from Sally and Nathan Clarkson, who have chosen openness and vulnerability, in order to reach the hearts of many. I have longed for a book that would give me encouragement an...

  • Meghan

    A helpful and easy read of a mother and son navigating his struggles with OCD, ODD, and ADHD. The wisdom shared from Sally's perspective was a high point, but I valued Nathan's perspective most of all...

  • Laurel Williston

    Wow! This book is a must for any parent of a child who is different in any way. It is so honest and encouraging, telling this family's story from the perspectives of both parent and child. Parenting i...

  • Mandy Keel

    As the mom to a teenager with high functioning autism, I was encouraged by Nathan's success as an adult even through his struggles. I feel like I have learned some things from Sally and the way she ha...

  • Kelsey Burnett

    All the stars!!! This is a book that I think I will remember all my life- it was huge for me as a mama to a different boy. Was so thankful for their honesty in the daily struggles but so refreshed by ...

  • Amanda Burke

    This was an encouragement to my heart. Lots of highlighted stuff for me to go back through and peel back as a mom. When you have an "out of the box" kid, life can feel lonely and the weight heavy and ...