Written by Sally Clarkson
“I have a Nathan, too!’
This was the comment I heard every time I spoke at a homeschool or mom conference.
My out-of-the-box boy – clinically OCD, ADHD, argumentative, on a small spectrum of other issues and with learning disabilities, certainly provided me with lots of stories to share through the years.
And I was amazed at how many women breathed a sigh of relief when they realized they were not the only ones with children who were often a puzzle.
My journey with Nathan was challenging, lonely, and difficult in so many ways. My most difficult challenge was that I did not have friends who understood him or my struggles in homeschooling him.
I often felt like a failure, living in and out of frustration, wanting to love him but losing my patience. It was a constant drain on my life. It’s why I agreed to write a book with Nathan about our journey as mom and child–so that others like me will not feel alone.