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No studies here. Personal experience and science-based observation. My mother is and always has been a brilliant and disturbed person. I knew my grandfather, her dad, was brilliant and died when I was three. Mom's only sibling died of cancer at age 18 a year before. I skip an abundance of paragraphs and notes here... At the age of thirty-four, mother tells ...


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Just throwing this out, but I wonder if imagination and humor could possibly help her? Maybe you and she can agree to work on a "Fictional Character Heaven" where all characters go when they die in fiction, and then you can get a little silly with it, put a light touch on it. She can work with you on what Frank is doing there, happy and whole, maybe playing ...


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The information I've seen all shows that intellectual curiosity isn't something you develop. It's something all children are born with. The problem is more accurately phrased as how can you keep from unintentionally squelching that innate curiosity. Mostly that involves not making learning a "chore," giving a child intellectual freedom to explore the ...



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