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May 28, 2018

Chevron weaves through the tall grass, looking and learning and examining.  He studies nature intensely, drawing shapes and numbers in his notebook.  He makes comparisons between a slender blade of grass and Mt Kilimanjaro.

May 14, 2018

Christina responds to the empathy her sister, Chelsea, shows.  As a true friend, Chelsea helps her make a new discovery.

May 1, 2018

Friends for fun? Yes, but what if their friendship developed into one for mutual benefit? Then Tiger might cheer Chadwick on in his training program and his journey to stardom.

April 16, 2018

Chelsea became an ideal playmate. The cubs’ happy laughter shows their approval as they rumble her to the ground.  She piques their curiosity and they respond with empathy. Friends for fun! Perhaps Aristotle knew a thing or two a long, long time ago.

April 2, 2018

Friendship is often based on shared activities or interests. Joining in the treasure hunt at lunch time was a lot of fun. Other examples of ‘friends for fun’ might include a play-date when young, or belonging to a chess club.

March 19, 2018

Wrestling with this tug-of-war bothered Chadwick.  As Robert Schultz indicates, he naively assumed that Tiger loved ‘life in the fast lane’, too.

March 12, 2018

Bullying tactics, teasing, mockery and ostracism are triggers for these responses by gifted children.

February 27, 2018

Young gifted children work out that they are different from others their age.  Dr Philip Powell says, “Most gifted children know they are different by the time they are five.”    Dr Linda Silverman says, “the [gifted] child often interprets the lack of fit with the pla...

February 19, 2018

Stripes go every which way when a herd of zebras congregate, making them more intimidating and confusing to lions and cheetahs.

February 5, 2018

Looking back at the early drafts of Custom Built, there were many problems to overcome.  The storyline was humorous, but the theme of ‘camouflaging behaviour’ was obscure. The original beginning was an injunction for Chadwick “to play nicely with Tiger”.

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