[HELP] What's wrong with my nephew?

Indonesia
August 30, 2009 9:29am CST
Well i really need help here soon. Well i will describe the problem, it will be a very long pharagraph but i hope you don't mind to read it i have a nephew say his name Gilbert. Well the first time you see him is he no different from any other regular 10 years old kid. But when you talk to him you will find there is something DIFFERENT from him. It started 3 years ago, when her mom bought him an encyclopedia about dinosaurs. He read the book diligently and 3 days later he stopped reading the book, when his father asks why, he answered "I've read them all". Then his father testing him about the book content, magically he know every single line of the book!! His parents really glad found that their children is very smart, they buy a lot of literature and encyclopedia, and obviously Gilbert read them all with no more than a days for each book. Everything seems alright until things change when their smart children turn into a real creepy genius. Gilbert starts to grumble himself as if he talks to someone, but when someone asks him what happened he wont answer. Well he is not an introverted boy, otherwise everybody in school really likes him. He is handsome, smart (or maybe genius) but there are just some part of him give me a creep, and not just me but everyone in my family. In his 12th birthday he mention that his wishes is make a World War III!! I cant believe myself but it is true, he keeps grumbling himself about how to make the WW3 happened. He always tell me about a great leader such as great alexander, hitler, napoleon etc, and how he really want to be one of them He is a real genius in all subject, overmore in history subject. But everytime he grumbling himself as if he tranced or something that always frightened the whole family. Is he suffered a multiple personality or something? but how come he knows something that maybe a professor dont (he grumble sometimes about dark matter or black hole which i dont know at all) His parents already give up because Gilbert starting to act like a evildoer. Cutting my aunts cat in pieces, when my aunt ask him why he do it, he answer calmly that it is just his training to be a God. Then his parent decide to send him to a dorm school, but my father declined it. My old man believes that it only make things worse for Gilbert or even my family, and he decide to take care of gilbert and bring him into my house. Dont know how many times my mother and brother decline it, but my father stay still with his opinion. And the final result is tommorow whether he will bring Gilbert into our house or not. Anyone have any opinion, or maybe some statement, a real good one to decline it, or maybe just a solution, or something :( i really cant stand for his and "another he" existence in my house :((
11 responses
@Boyetski (989)
• Philippines
30 Aug 09
Maybe you're nephew is a SAVANT.. Savant's tends to be a master of everything they want to learn.. A wrong book maybe.. Savant's can only store to there memory an never forgets.. So try to be careful on what book you're giving the boy..
• Indonesia
31 Aug 09
SAVANT, did you have any good reference for this? I need some good reference about this savant. It is true that he never forget, i once scolded him about two years ago and up till now he still remember every single word i said.
@Boyetski (989)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
Heres another type of Savant. An autistic type.. His brain is one whole rather than the normal left and right hemisphere... but all together amazing.. try to watch this clip. . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKk96kOAnLg Hope you can relate to this people...
@Boyetski (989)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
Sorry about my last post.. I have mistakenly put a different clip on that... Here is the right clip for Kim Peek the autistic savant... Super smart... Sorry for the mistake
@tcup345 (360)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I think your young friend needs help, this is one time I will recommend a phychiatrist. He sounds like a high functioning autistic or schizophrenic, I'm leaning to the schizophrenia. We had one such fellow who used to say he'll blow up our town. He never harmed anyone but eventually he ended up in a personal care home. If he can do violence to a cat, he will eventually hurt a human. Urge your aunt and uncle to get Gilbert help, he is potentially dangerous.
• Indonesia
31 Aug 09
thanks for the info, i do believe he is one of the schizophrenic, but his parents really loves him a lot. They know that their son is potentially dangerous, but they choose to give up rather than fix him. Well once again thanks for all of your help
• United States
31 Aug 09
I have to agree with tcup345. I think that your nephew needs some psychiatric or psychological help. It has been proven that people who physically abuse animals a lot of times go on to abuse humans. If he starts getting help while he is still young it may prevent a lot of problems in the future. It could be possible that some of the teachers or other adults at his school may agree, and maybe could talk to your father and get him to see that this would be a good thing to do.
@Boyetski (989)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
I agree with him too.. That Gilbert is potentially dangerous.. The word potential is used for you guys to get cautious. If you bring him in some institution of some kind how would he feel? It's never nice to feel abandoned. Hopefully he can be treated.. GOD BLESS
@patms1 (522)
• United States
31 Aug 09
My god! what are you people waiting for? When he kills the first child will you still be making excuses for him? The child is mentaly ill and not only needs a doctor but a hospital. Yes he is a genius but he is A SICK GENIUS. Get him put where he can not hurt anyone. I am surprised his school hasn't had him commeted. Are you NUTS BRING HIM INTO YOUR HOME? he is dangerous.
• Indonesia
31 Aug 09
I know he is dangerous, but my father wont listen :( I already explain about savant to him (refer to boyteski information) but it no use, my family always vote for a decision, now it is my mother's turn to vote. Still don't know what would she choose. he is a very regular child in his school, no one ever know his true face, everytime i pick him up at the school, every people must be greet him with smile. i, myself didnt hate my nephew, of course i love him, but the main problem is his evildoer, thats why we cant send him to hospital so easy
@patms1 (522)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Outsiders do not need to know what he is like. You his family knows and are keeping your head in the sand. What are you going to tell people when he kills someone? I just hope when he does hurt some one (and he will) its some adult in your family. You deserve it.
@Boyetski (989)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
Maybe you should stress it out to his family that it's only a cause of wrong book's to read for you're nephew.. If you tend to loose hope. He will never be understood by anyone. You all know that he is different. Ask for a proffessional help maybe.. I think he is a genius and that he's maybe an autistic of some kind. Reasoning for them sometimes is difficult.. I'm not saying that we should tolerate him hurting someone else. All im saying is understand him first before applying any judgement upon him. Hope you can have a just decision fr you're nephew..
@Boyetski (989)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
genius_zelda.. here is the clip... of Kim Peek.. the real rain man.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2T45r5G3kA&feature=related.. If this still doesnt work just search for kim peek on you tube.. GOD BLESS.. sorry just woke up.. a still a bit sleepy.. :)
• Indonesia
31 Aug 09
Thanks,, thanks a lot boyetski, your post help us a lot, take us out from such a unanswerable riddle :) thanks a lot
@Boyetski (989)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
Im glad that im of a little help for you to understand you're nephew a little better. Accept it as a gift and be the guidance of this gift to be able to expand his knowledge rather than him stressing on setting up world war 3.. And thanks for the rate..
• United States
2 Sep 09
After reading your description and some of your replies to other responses you've gotten I'd have to say that there's a good chance that this boy is either schizophrenic or full on sociopathic. You keep making excuses about your family loving him so much that they overlook the fact that he is almost definitely a danger to others, but the fact of the matter is that if any of you really love him you will take him to see a doctor about these things. At 12 years old he should have a good understanding of right and wrong, but according to your description he obviously doesn't. That points toward either slow development or sociopathy. If he can mutilate a cat that easily and then give the explanation that it's training to become a god with a straight face then THERE IS SOMETHING VERY VERY WRONG. If none of you are willing to get him help now while he's young then none of you actually love him and none of you are intelligent, responsible adults. Record these creepy things he says. Take him to a doctor. Get him help. Seriously.
@Tom728 (176)
• United States
11 Oct 09
Thats such a general and common diagnosis for problems with a child like this, watch the movie "Boy Interrupted". Children don't just come up with world war 3 and Hurting animals on there own. This is def. a case of environment. If he was schizo he would have said someone told him too that wasn't there. It sounds like in a round about way some people around him are setting him up for failure. He should be taken care, watched, and corrected. Not attacked for stuff lots of kids end up doing all the time. You guys are just scared cause he is smarter than you or you would have done it.
• United States
31 Aug 09
Sounds like he is demonized. Find someone who believes in the power of Jesus and pray over him and bind these evil spirits trying to control him. Rebuke Satan and all his evil in Jesus name
• Indonesia
1 Sep 09
Amen, thanks for the couragement:)
• China
30 Aug 09
it's a really peculiar kid,i think may be your nephew is very smart and a little premature .he can easily receive and accept most kinds of information,but he doesn't understand which kind of ethic accepted by society.he may even not know what is right and what is wrong.... from what you say,he is a thoughtful boy,he did that because he had his own reason.i think you should try to sit with him calmly ,and have a communication with him.try to understand him more.maybe you can find out something..
• Indonesia
31 Aug 09
Yeah yo are right, but i really have no courage to talk with him, he is such a great pretender. Monday he said yes, and try to change, but Wednesday he back to what he was. really creepy that i don't have any guts to talk with him, well maybe i have to try it, but still accompany by my brother
@Sanziana (88)
• Romania
30 Aug 09
Hi there! I want to think that the problem is that his personality was somehow influenced by TV, by a movie, or a game, reasons can be many. I saw cases in which brilliant students/pupils were suffering serious deviations and that's why they became criminals etc. I think he should be seen by a doctor, you have to try anything in order to have a diagnostic. Multiple personality hm...this is from time to time, but if he reacts "evil" always is something else, I guess. I don't encourage you to see a medium, maybe you don't buy such things; but it wouldn't be a bad idea. Most of us are skeptic about situations like this one and completely ignore it until something real bad happens and then it's too late. It must have been something that affected him, be sure he wasn't corrupted by any fanatic individual, these kinds of cases are frequent especially when it concernes children.
• Indonesia
31 Aug 09
It could be but he did not seems really interest into that stuff. he watches tv but not so often, nor the game. he gives us really no clue about what turning him into. Yeah we try everything to stop his weirdness, but he never change, that our we are grow tired already :( Well i think you are right, i will try not to ignore it before something's big happened. But still my father's idea to bring him home is unacceptable
@Tom728 (176)
• United States
11 Oct 09
If someone was that smart and you didn't want them around or got mad at them what do you think he feels like? Think about how he sees the world. He has beaten every test and done everything asked better than anyone else so he was treated to be a future God. Now he is still a child. Someone needs to give him a lesson on wisdom. He might be young but maybe he needs goals. Maybe some healthy short term goals that have nothing to do with book smarts. Shouldn't he be talking and hanging with people on his level? What would someone smarter than him say to him? Does he really think he is the smartest person in the world? Try giving him something to think about like impossible puzzels or MAYBE!!!! JUST MAYB!!!!! Give him philisophical questions like, What is good and what is bad, and ask him why he should care about other people. But for once don't give him the answer. He sounds like he was treated as if he should act this way. In reality he is just trying to fit in. To him I bet everyone is always acting creepy including you. You sound like you really care though and are trying to help. I saw amovie about a child like that before, he acted the same way and everything. Ended up jumping from a roof and dieing.
@Opal2U (1)
• Malaysia
2 Sep 09
Hi Genius Zelda, Greetings! I just started today at MyLot but your thread truly intrigued me. Your nephew strikes me as someone who is really smart. Not multiple personality but extremely smart and this people sometimes use both their brains rather than only the left or only the right. But if he is having overly genius thoughts, it is something to worry about if its not corrected and being oblivious to it could do much damage to him and your family in the long run. Suggestion: Try taking your father & your nephew to a shopping mall and redirect to a Psychiatrist office or clinic for discussion. You can search for the places that deal with this problems, call them and seek their advice. Sorry Genius Zelda to butt in. Just hope you are safe. Regards......
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
1 Sep 09
maybe he is autistic or savant. they r geniuses but there is still some disturbances. maybe he should go to school for special care since his parents cant care for him or dont know what to do before things get worse.