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 +

Saturday, September 01, 2007

High Five, Tiarnan style

How often have you heard the phrase High Five? How have you responded to it?

Yesterday, Syahidah went: "High five!" to Tiarnan, putting out her hand for him to slap. She is not in the habit of doing this, it just came upon her to do so, in that moment.

He looked at the proffered hand for a smidgeon of a second and shouted, in reply: "High Ten!" and then moved to slap with two hands - and she duly presented both hands to be slapped.

This was funny to the degree that it was both apt and unexpected. Tiarnan, nineteen months, had taken a standard phrase and action and made them his own - with arithmetical correctness thrown in for good measure.

Who needs television when you've got kids? They are far more entertaining than the goggle box.

(If you would like to learn more of Ainan Celeste Cawley, a scientific child prodigy, aged seven years and nine months, or his gifted brothers, Fintan, four years and two months, and Tiarnan, nineteen months, please go to: I also write of gifted education, IQ, intelligence, College, University, Chemistry, Science, genetics, left-handedness, child prodigy, child genius, baby genius, adult genius, savant, gifted adults and gifted children in general. Thanks.)

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posted by Valentine Cawley @ 2:33 PM 


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This made me laugh, for I did this a young child too. :)


2:06 AM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

Glad to bring a smile!

7:06 AM  

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