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.

Parents Letting Go of College Students

How Involved Should Parents Be When Their Child Goes Off to College? Having a child leave for college is bittersweet for many parents. Parents look forward to seeing their child grow into a responsible, secure adult. Yet, parents, especially mothers, …
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Three Good Study Habits For Kids

Below are three good study habits for kids which will help them succeed at school. Educators are taught children’s work and study habits are set by age...
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Girl Drama and the Creative Child

Contributed by: Angela Roche My nine-year-old daughter came home from spending the day at her cousin’s house.  Her cousin is in the sixth grade and had invited another friend over.  Three is never a good number!  Lauren snuggled up with …
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Solving Teacher Parent Communication Problems

When Parents and Educators are on Opposite Sides: As an educator I have been privy to some pretty dramatic conflicts between parents and teachers. There are times when the two cannot seem to communicate. One of the more remarkable episodes …
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Changes in Teaching

Where has the creative teacher gone and how is this loss affecting our children? Changes in teaching: When I first began my teaching career teachers were allowed to manipulate the provided curriculum, teachers could even write their own lessons and supplement with …
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5 Important Areas For Evaluating Your Child’s Progress This School Year

(First published in The Light Magazine September, 2012) Getting kids ready for back-to-school can be a daunting task for any parent. Once the lunches are negotiated and backpacks prepared, it’s time to think about how you will ensure your child …
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How to Request a Teacher

How to Request a Teacher for Your Child And When You Should Request a Change of Teacher:   Children know who the best teachers are, just ask them. Kids across the nation have their fingers crossed hoping to get their …
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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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10 Best Apps for Kids (that will encourage creativity)

These are the top 10 apps we found to encourage creativity in kids. They are either educational and/or entertaining and they all foster creativity! World of Goo by 2D Boy: This app for kids has won many awards. A game …
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Should Teachers Lose Their Jobs Based on Student Performance?

As No Child Left Behind gets a makeover, it is under consideration to hold teacher’s accountable for their students’ low performance. Houston is one city which has already taken a bold stance by saying they will fire teachers whose students do not perform up to standards.
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