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Continued: How stories help sick kids get better

  • Article by: SARAH ROSE MILLER , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 23, 2013 - 2:07 PM

He and his wife run an online storytelling company, Sparkle Stories, that recorded and offered the stories for free as a resource for parents. The former teacher plans to create more such therapeutic stories to complement their regular series, tales for parents to have ready when trouble strikes, whether it’s the family dog that dies or a neighbor’s house burning down.

You don’t need to be an expert to realize the positive effects of storytelling. Sewell McCann considers storytelling the single most underutilized parenting tool.

“To really realize that you can have complete transformation from a single story almost seems too magical to parents, but we do it over and over again,” he said.


Sarah Rose Miller is a Minneapolis freelance writer.


• Sparkle Stories at

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• Elaine Wynne, Key of See Storytellers, at

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