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.

Parenting Styles: Choosing Your Child’s Activities

A parent’s approach determines how much time their child spends in extracurricular activities. Some of the more common parenting styles are:
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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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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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The Issue: Sexual Harassment at School

It is distressing to find out your child is being sexually harassed by another student, it can also be equally upsetting to find out your child is the perpetrator in a sexual harassment incident. The best of parents can have a child on either side, one who behaves inappropriately or a child who is a victim. Avoiding the common mistakes parents and educators make can help prevent additional trauma to those involved.
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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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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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Are Chinese Mothers Better?

Naysayers will state, "Ok, so Asian parents get their kids to succeed, but at what cost to the child?" The answer to that question is one only their children can answer.
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Creativity in Education

Creativity in Education and at Home: How to cultivate creativity in children Most parents would be proud if their child was the one who discovered the cure for cancer. In all likelihood the cure will come from a gifted individual …
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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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Why Nurturing Creativity in Kids is so Important

By Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. Recent academic studies have shown that American kids are no longer as creative as they once were.  This should not come as a shock to anyone, as we live in an era obsessed with numbers, data, …
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