Category Archives: Gifted


Hannah and Oscar were sitting in the back of Michelle’s car, singing “I am the music man” to try to keep Oscar and Natalie entertained. Hannah was asking each child in turn which instrument they’d like next. Oscar asked for the horn. Hannah: “What sort of horn?”Oscar: I can’t remember.Hannah: “OK, we’ll do it with… Read More »


One of our concerns with Oscar’s behaviour is how he reacts to threat or attack. My last post about his reaction to his castle being broken is an example of how he can react verbally, but he can also react physically. The other day, one of his friends bit him quite hard on the shoulder.… Read More »

Challenging behaviour

This is just a quick post to illustrate the sort of difficulties we have been having with Oscar. I’ll expand on it soon, as we’re making some changes with how we deal with his frustration and bad behaviour. Oscar was at Toddlers, playing on his own, building a castle out of Duplo blocks. Another toddler… Read More »

A bright little boy

I’ve been wanting to write this for a little while, but swine flu intervened… We’ve known Oscar is a little bit different for a while. His speech and comprehension are often jaw-dropping, but it’s difficult to be unbiased when you’re a parent. There are too many things that he does that are amazing, but going… Read More »