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can anyone offer advise for my friend

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Beanie4 Fri 04-Sep-09 15:46:36

her ds is four and we think is gifted. He was reading and writing when he was two, can do 100 piece puzzles, three different puzzles mixed together at the same time amongst other tasks. My friend is finding it harder and harder to entertain him and keep him occupied as he is always on the go and wants more and more attention. Can anyone offer advise on maybe an organisation that can give my friend tips on how to cope with her ds and keep him entertained? any help much appreciated

Beanie4 Fri 04-Sep-09 16:32:23

advice even!

Marne Fri 04-Sep-09 16:54:55

Hi, my dd1 is like your friends DS, was writing at 2 and loves puzzles, we always thought she was gifted and it turns out she has Aspergers syndrome (not saying your friends ds has Aspergers), dd1 craves attention and doesn't stop talking. Some days i struggle to keep her busy. If he is gifted his school will pick up on this and may be able to advice your friend.

Beanie4 Fri 04-Sep-09 17:04:36

thanks for your reply, my friend visited today and was nearly in tears, she finds him so hard to manage. talks all the time never gives her a minutes peace, he is a lovley little boy but seems to be on fast forward all the time. he is starting reception in three weeks and im sure he get help there too. he can even do puzzles upside down without looking at the picture, then turns it over to see what it looks like. thanks again

Marne Fri 04-Sep-09 17:26:34

I'm sure school will help a lot (it did for dd1), Dd2 does puzzles upside down too (picture side down) its amazing how they do it, dd2 is 3.5, she's great with shapes and numbers.

Is he ok with other children? I'm not sure what is normal for a child of that age as both of mine are autistic, they have always been really good with numbers, dd1 is 2 years ahead at school but they both struggle with socializing. Dd1 struggles and gets on better with older children because of her interests being similar to an older child or adult, she really enjoys school and learning but its hard to keep her busy at home. I buy her work books (like school work books) from the book shop and she also spends a lot of time reading. At the moment she spends a lot of time playing with lego.

Beanie4 Fri 04-Sep-09 20:38:34

oooo lego seems like a great idea! took me hours to build a fire engine last weekend with my ds so I'll mention that to her definately thanks. He seems ok to me around other children. I am a bit reluctant to mention possible conditions to her.... I'll feel better listening to her and maybe offer to take him for an afternoon or so if she wants to give her a break especially as she has other children as well. All the best

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