There's a puzzle that presents itself right underneath the surface story. Yes, it's cute to watch precocious Dion using his mind to make his Legos and breakfast cereal float. But there's a scientific component that alludes to something more sinister at play. It turns out a weather anomaly, which takes the shape of a giant lightning man, has been spotted in various locations throughout the world. Mark's scientific work at Biona, a large company working to fight the effects of climate change across the world -- among other secretive laboratory projects -- seems to be the key.
As a parent, you learn to compartmentalize all the responsibilities of keeping a tiny human alive while also operating outside of the family bubble you've created at home. Keeping Dion safe is indeed Nicole's number one priority, but since Mark's death, her public life has been a shambles. She's been unable to hold down a steady job, her social life is a joke, and her sister is concerned she may be actually losing her mind. So when she witnesses her son's abilities first hand, you best believe she holds that discovery close to the vest.
Things are just as complicated for Dion at school. He knows he's different, but tries so hard to fit in with a group of boys he deems as "the cool kids." Adding his abilities of telekinesis, teleportation, and healing, it's easy to understand his excitement to share these gifts with his friends. But, as you'd expect, they don't believe him and he becomes the brunt of ridicule and bullying.