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June 19th, 2007, 06:14 AM
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Heather the Mama Duk
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I think the reporter had something against him from the get-go when she mispronounced his last name and he called her on it. In the Jimmy Kimmel clip (at the bottom of the page of the link that is on the other thread) he said he sees mathematical patterns in everyday things like the top of a desk and math is his big subject. While practicing spelling words at home he would juggle to have something to concentrate on. The kid is just plain brilliant and if he were in public school he'd be just as much a nerd and lacking certain social skills and instead of being in a nurturing environment he'd be teased mercilessly and either end up depressed and suicidal or try to pretend to be something he's not (like, say, not so smart). Yeah. Public school sounds SOOO much better than homeschooling there. He actually beat out several thousand kids. You have to count all the ones at local spelling bees who didn't make it to the national bee.

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Ani - 14 (February 15, 2000), Cameron - 12 (October 3, 2001),
Fritz - 7 (July 11, 2006), and Adrian - 5 (June 19, 2008)
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