The boy who knew too much: a child prodigy

This is the true story of scientific child prodigy, and former baby genius, Ainan Celeste Cawley, written by his father. It is the true story, too, of his gifted brothers and of all the Cawley family. I write also of child prodigy and genius in general: what it is, and how it is so often neglected in the modern world. As a society, we so often fail those we should most hope to see succeed: our gifted children and the gifted adults they become. Site Copyright: Valentine Cawley, 2006 +

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Tiarnan tells daddy what to do

On the 5th of December 2006, I roared at Tiarnan, like a lion. He has been known to roar back. This time he did something different. He looked at me, and, in his little high voice said: "Don't do that!"

It was funny to hear him assert himself, so clearly. It is marvellous to see his personality solidify and grow stronger. He is becoming a little man on little feet, with his own opinion on matters - and willing to express it when he can.

For those who are not familiar with babies, they usually do not use three word sentences until the age of 23 months (this is the average point). So, Tiarnan's use of them, these past few months, is rather unusual. Tiarnan Hasyl Cawley is now ten months old.

(If you would like to read about Tiarnan's gifted brothers, including Ainan Celeste Cawley, a scientific child prodigy, aged seven years and two weeks, please go to: I also write of child prodigy, child genius, adult genius, savant, the creatively gifted, gifted adults and gifted children in general. Thanks.)

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