Tuesday, 12 April 2016

The Spark {Tuesday's Treasure}

Around two years ago Nathaniel and I discovered that he sees the world a little differently than I do and it was causing a bit of stress for us both so we had some tests done and discovered that Nathaniel has Aspergers Syndrome.  In some ways it relieved some of the anxiety I had been feeling and in another way it created a whole raft of questions and fears.  Recently a good friend loaned me a book and encouraged me to read it ahead of anything else I was reading and read The Spark: A Mother's story of nurturing genius and autism.  I'm so very pleased that I did. This is a book I would love EVERY homeschooling family could read.  There is so much truth and depth to their journey that would bless every family all over the world.

The Spark : 

A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius and Autism

  • Format: Paper back
  • Number of Pages:304
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:06 Feb 2014
  • ISBN 10: 0241961815
  • ISBN 13: 9780241961810
  • Author Kristine Barnett
In many ways I really wish I could have read this book when my children were younger.  Kristine's view of life and children is truly inspirational.  Through reading The Spark I have been encouraged to really appreciate how God made each of my children.

Kristine encourages us as parents to support and nurture our children's passions no matter how trivial they seem to us.  It's by fully embracing our children where they are that we are able to release them into their full potential.

This book is a biographical account of Kristine and Michael and their first born son Jacob.  Kristine writing is like sitting down with a friend and her sharing her journey with you over a cup of tea.  You will laugh with them and you will cry at their very real and heart warming story.  This books is down to earth and real.  Kristine shares their struggles and their triumphs and encourages you the reader to enjoy and live life to it's fullest.  

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Welcome to Tuesdays Treasures. I started these posts as a way of sharing great books in honour of my friend in New Zealand who would arrive with the treasures she had unearthed at her weekly trip to the library!

There are so many wonderful books and Resources out there out there hiding on shelves and somewhere on the internet.

I invite you to blog about

  • a book on your shelf, one you're reading or one you found at the library,
  •  a great homeschool item you have found and
  •  any new resources you are enjoying. 
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1 comment:

  1. Hi Chareen, I am loving this book. Thanks for the recommendation. I can't believe the remarkable change that happened before he was kindergarten age.


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