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Parenting: Gifted children, Kids' TV

How can you tell if your child is extraordinary? What are children watching on TV and why?

How do you raise a gifted child? The film Gifted tells the story of Frank Adler, a single man raising his orphaned 7-year old niece, Mary, who is extraordinarily talented. How can Frank best look after maths genius Mary? In real life, most parents are proud of their children’s talents, but how can you tell if your child is extraordinary? Jenni Murray talks to Julie Taplin, Deputy Chief Executive of Potential Plus UK and Tina, a mother of a nine year old boy who is a member of Mensa and this year took his Maths GCSE.

Jane Garvey discusses what children are watching on TV with Anne Wood, founder of Ragdoll productions and creator of Teletubbies and Professor Jeanette Steemers from King's College, London.

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