Charlie McGettigan is a bright, mischievous and an incredibly caring eight-year-old girl. During this episode Charlie shares her reading difficulties with the other sleepover guests.
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Charlie McGettigan is eight years old, freckled and fearless. Despite her confidence, Charlie wrestles with a problem that has the kids at school making faces at her. 1:48
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Meet Charlie McGettigan, eight years old, freckled and fearless. Charlie's mom is a Romanian dancer and her dad is a Newfoundland rocker. She's a powerful combination of those forces and then some!
Charlie is a wild child who climbs cabinets and window sills, and leaps into the deep end of a pool. What strikes me most about young Charlie McGettigan is her deep sensitivity and care for others. You can see that in her soul-stirring bond with her guinea pig Turnip.
Yet despite all her confidence and empathy, Charlie wrestles with her own difficulty that has the kids at school making faces at her. She's quick to believe their taunts, even though she's a super-amazing brilliant kid.
For these reasons, I invited Charlie for a sleepover.
With her low tolerance for boredom and ability to cut through complications, she'll be an asset to our problem-solving - but will strangers Scaachi Koul and Alan Zweig be able to help young Charlie through her troubles?
Also, a special thanks to Charlie's mom Miruna for accompanying her, and Sonya Singh from the Fairmont Royal York.