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Child Genius anyone??

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Allthingspretty Tue 11-Jun-13 21:04:18

should be interesting

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 11-Jun-13 21:05:46

Going to start in a few mins when dd is in bed.

citybranch Tue 11-Jun-13 21:08:37

I think Hugo the train spotter is just lovely. His mum is just a teensy bit too negative about him for my liking.

GW297 Tue 11-Jun-13 21:08:41

Very interesting! I knew there would be a thread about this already!

SauvignonBlanche Tue 11-Jun-13 21:08:50

Child genius of the Year competition - WTF hmm

AlmostHadItAll Tue 11-Jun-13 21:09:02

Shocked at the mum who speaks so badly of her son! It's not his fault he's a genius!!!

Willdoitinaminute Tue 11-Jun-13 21:10:17

Joshua's Mum needs to find a hobby.

mummy1973 Tue 11-Jun-13 21:10:39

Yes the way she spoke about Hugo must have made him even more aware of how supposedly "different and hard work" he is.

ouryve Tue 11-Jun-13 21:10:53

Oooh - didn't know it was on. Still have kids' lunches to make. Will have to catch it on +1.

ThreeBeeOneGee Tue 11-Jun-13 21:11:55

50 hours of chess a week??!!

FiaGrace Tue 11-Jun-13 21:11:56

To be fair to Hugo's Mum, it may just be the way in which hours of footage has been edited

GW297 Tue 11-Jun-13 21:12:12

I've always thought having a very bright child would be as difficult as having a child experiencing challenging behaviour. Very intense!

FiaGrace Tue 11-Jun-13 21:12:51

(incidentally, I'm not saying I agreed with what she said, just that there might be more too it .... clutches at straws!)

RobotElephant Tue 11-Jun-13 21:13:00

I can't believe he plays 50 hours of chess. shock

When does he do anything else?

RobotElephant Tue 11-Jun-13 21:14:09

I think I'd be negative if I had to listen to talk about trains 24/7 wink

meglet Tue 11-Jun-13 21:14:23

blush I've said the same thing to my DC's about working hard for the first 16 years so you can do the fun stuff when you're a grown up.

Sipsmith Tue 11-Jun-13 21:14:26

My son is at school with Hugo!

mummy1973 Tue 11-Jun-13 21:14:40

The father assumes that you can only learn in the first 16 years of your life and then you are doomed???

beanandspud Tue 11-Jun-13 21:14:57

Enjoying this but not sure whether to be amazed at these talented children or somehow a little bit sad that their time seems to be so regimented.

Heavywheezing Tue 11-Jun-13 21:15:12

I like Hugo he reminds me of my son minus the genius. I'd be interested to see him in school

AlmostHadItAll Tue 11-Jun-13 21:15:17

I'm definitely telling my eldest this tomorrow. Waste your first 16 years of life, repent at leisure hahaha!!!

girliefriend Tue 11-Jun-13 21:15:27

I am watching already feel really sorry for most of the kids!!

Think the chess obsessed mum and chinese dad are putting their issues first and their kids having an enjoyable childhood second sad

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 11-Jun-13 21:15:51

Train boy's mother is the most balanced imo.

She's just found a way to cope with a child who repents various challenges.

watfordmummy Tue 11-Jun-13 21:16:20

Hugo is rude! Needs to be told to shut up! Chess child food at chess, but anything else? And Chinese boy, wow major tiger parenringshock

BarnYardCow Tue 11-Jun-13 21:16:57

Let them chill FGS!! The little trainspotter is so enthusiastic about the trains, really sweet.How on earth people find time to enter 200 competitions a year I'll never know smile

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