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DD has always been a smart kid, even says allt he tiem about how smart she is, and how much she likes learning. I have always said to DH that I think she has a photographic memory as she never forgets anything, and if she sees or hears something about something, she can tell u what it was many months later (like how fast a cheeter can run on land)

my mum has always been abit skeptic about that, as has DH - but not anymore. Today, while I was at the job interview, she went to my mums house. whilst there, my 11 year old nephew was there doing school work, one was a map of some country, and he had to draw certain pictures in certain areas of the map. DD watched him do it, and then went into another room with her drawing book, she came back out about 20 minutes later and showed my mum what she had been doing - she had done the map, without looking at it as she is doing it, and it looked exactly the same (obviously the lines were abit more wonky, but the buts that jolted out, jolted out, all the bits that my nephew had drawn on were drawn on in the right spot and u could tell what it was)

now, i know i should be happy that she has such a great memory and yadda yadda yadda, but im actually quite concerned. does anyone know anyone else like this? i dont want her to be one of those kids who stress out to the max at school and cant make a mistake, which is the path she seems to be heading in.


DD has always been a smart kid, even says allt he tiem about how smart she is, and how much she likes learning. I have always said to DH that I think she has a photographic memory as she never forgets anything, and if she sees or hears something about something, she can tell u what it was many months later (like how fast a cheeter can run on land)

my mum has always been abit skeptic about that, as has DH - but not anymore. Today, while I was at the job interview, she went to my mums house. whilst there, my 11 year old nephew was there doing school work, one was a map of some country, and he had to draw certain pictures in certain areas of the map. DD watched him do it, and then went into another room with her drawing book, she came back out about 20 minutes later and showed my mum what she had been doing - she had done the map, without looking at it as she is doing it, and it looked exactly the same (obviously the lines were abit more wonky, but the buts that jolted out, jolted out, all the bits that my nephew had drawn on were drawn on in the right spot and u could tell what it was)

now, i know i should be happy that she has such a great memory and yadda yadda yadda, but im actually quite concerned. does anyone know anyone else like this? i dont want her to be one of those kids who stress out to the max at school and cant make a mistake, which is the path she seems to be heading in.



There is a boy in my sons class who is like this. They all only started reception at the end of July and were given a list of 50 sight words to learn... most kids are onto thier 20th word by this stage of the term, but this one little boy knew them ALL by the 3rd day!!! He is reading readers that are level 5 because he just memorises them word for word.

From what I have been told by this mum, this little boy actually has some other difficulties though with socialisation and behaviour etc... does your DD have any problems? I think if you are concerned talk to her teacher or your GP and see if there is any tests they can do to determine whether she does infact have a photographic memory and find out if they do think problems are associated with it.

Mummy to one big little man!!

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