Exquisite Minds: Creative and Gifted Children

Exquisite Minds believes in the importance of cultivating creativity in bright and gifted children. We believe creativity can solve almost any problem; rather than why something can’t be done, it’s how it can be done. Exquisite Minds offers support to parents and educators who want to challenge children to find new and constructive ways to look at the world.

Why Children Feel Guilty When Parents Divorce

Why do children feel guilty when parents divorce? Children are not born knowing the rules they must live by. Early on they learn the rules from the adults in their life. It is not always a pleasant process for the …
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Bipolar Disorder in Children: A Misdiagnosis?

The trend of assigning bipolar disorder to young children may be reversing. Many mental health professionals are not succumbing to popular influence but are holding to a stricter scientific standard when evaluating and diagnosing children
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Back to School Anxiety

Preparing Your Child for the Upcoming School Year and Preventing School Anxiety: Starting back to school can be stressful for children of all ages. Your child has settled into their routine of summer fun and switching into back-to-school mode can …
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Hot Toys for 2015 & Smart Gifts

Hot Toys for 2015 & Smart Gifts for Kids Every holiday season a new hot toy is promoted forcing parents to wait in long lines or scour the internet in search of the must-have gift of the season. It’s especially …
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Helping Your Child Communicate

Helping Your Child  Communicate:  It seems there are two types of kids when it comes to communication. There are the ones who verbally express themselves with ease and at times tell their parents more than they want to know. And …
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Discussing Sensitive Topics with Kids: Stranger Danger, Birds and the Bees, World Events

A parent I know was talking to their three year old about “stranger danger”. After explaining in detail the dangers of approaching a stranger, the parent asked the little boy if he had any questions. He looked up at his …
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Should You Let Your Child Win?

Should Parents Let Their Child Win at Games? Playing competitive games with children is fun and effective on several levels. Children love the one on one attention from an adult and they thrive on attempting to beat an opponent whom …
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Creative Toddlers Tell the Best Stories

Laughs from the Gifted Side True Story: A three year-old boy was recently potty trained but was still having trouble during the night. When his father walked in one morning and found his son had wet the bed, the boy …
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Bored Child: How to Help Your Gifted Child

Once, while teaching science to a group of third graders, I looked out upon the sea of young faces and noticed Kenny had something–a lot of something–running from his nose. Upon closer inspection, I discovered Kenny had filled his nose …
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Creative or Creepy?

Recently I came across a new website called, I Am a Stuffed Animal. Now you can go online and make a stuffed animal of yourself, a loved one, or as my sister laughingly suggested, a Voodoo doll of a not-so-loved one. …
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