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.
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.
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.
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...
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”.