When Elliott Tanner was born 11 years ago, he was already holding his head up. Right away, his eyes would track his parents’ gaze. At 4 weeks old, he started rolling over.
“We just thought this is how kids are,” said his mother, Michelle Tanner of St. Louis Park. “We just kept going, ‘Oh, isn’t this cute!’ ”
By age 2 he was reading sight words, by 3 reading board books, by 5 reading high-school textbooks. His parents soon realized Elliott was different from other kids his age.
His kindergarten classmates wanted to talk about superheroes; Elliott wanted to talk about quantum physics. His parents decided to home-school him.