Category Archives: documentary

Are kids born naughty?

Are kids born naughty or are they just spoiled?

Why do kids misbehave?

Is it nature or nurture?

Dr. Dawn Harper and Dr. Ravi Jayaram will explore these questions in a new documentary series calledBorn Naughty?‘ on Channel 4 (UK only). The series will start tomorrow, 14 May 2015 at 8pm.

I really hope that this programme will give describe the complexity of the development of behaviours. I guess we shall see…


Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Rememberance Day)



It was Yom HaShoah yesterday, also known as Holocaust Rememberance day. The whole world were reminded of the horror that happened relatively recently in our history. Six million people were killed just because they were Jewish; just because they were different.

I cannot begin to imagine what those people went through- young, old, men, women, almost all practically walked and worked to their deaths. I also can’t imagine how the Nazi soldiers were thinking while they did what they did. It’s horrible, it’s depressing, but we need to remind ourselves of it to make sure that it does not happen again.

What can we learn from it? Well, we should treat people fairly. We should not discriminate against anyone who are different from us. Difference in s colour, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, psychological and physiological states, gender and sexual orientation should not matter. We deserve respect from each other.

Dr. Dan Olweus and the Olweus Bullying Prevention Programme

This week is anti-bullying week in the UK and I want to share the things that I have read, watched and heard about how to fight against bullies. Also, I want to share how bullying affects everyone. In the video below, Dr. Dan Olweus explains what bullying is and  why it is important to stop it.

In the next video, children explain their experiences with bullying and how the Olweus Programme helped their school stop bullying.

More on Autistic Savants

More articles on Autism:

Being Proud of Having Autism

What Would You Do If You Witness An Autistic Person Being Insulted?

Never EVER say these things to people iwth Autism!

He flaps his hands and screams a lot but he doesn’t mean to annoy you

Optimum Outcomes for people with Autism

DSM 5 and its implications to ASD diagnosis

Diagnosing Autism: What you need to know

Vote for Miss Montana 2012, Alexis Wineman

What does Autism mean?

What is PDD-NOS?

Communication difficulties in Autism

Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper: Asperger’s Syndrome’s Poster Boy?

Still unsure if Sheldon has Asperger’s?

DSM-V and Autism

The Autistic Me: BBC Documentary

Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds

Autism in the classroom:

Guide to parents of students with ASD on coping with the first day back to school

Common signs of Autism in the classroom

First day back to school: Top tips for parents of children with Autism

Practical tips to make your classroom Autism-Friendly

Inspiring People with Autism:

Dr. Temple Grandin

Jessica-Jane Applegate (British Paralympian)

Satoshi Tajiri (Pokemon creator)

Carly Fleischmann

More on Savants:

The Psychology of Savants: Memory Masters

Artists with Autism

The Einstein Effect: Is there a link between having Autism and being a genius?