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.

Creativity Test for Children

How to Test for Creativity in Children Many people will be surprised to know you can actually test for creativity. As a teacher of 16 years I worked with and tested many students, some were creative and gifted, some were …
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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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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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Creative Ideas for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

It helps kids to be reminded Mother's and Father's Day are not just for celebrating but are also for honoring their parent. Creative ideas for Mother's Day...
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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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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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Spring Break in South Florida: Where to take the kids

Spring break in South Florida: If you would like your child to have an educational and challenging spring break, you can check out some of the fun and touristy, yet educational activities that South Florida has to offer.
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Teaching Creativity

Michael F. Shaughnessy, a columnist with educationnews.org recently conducted an interview with Abby Connors who wrote the new book, Teaching Creativity. I found this to be an excellent interview and well worth reading. Below is an excerpt from the interview about approaching …
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Gifted Humor: Hairy Brownies

It was Teacher Appreciation Day at my school and in the teacher’s lounge there were many trays of desserts and treats brought in by the parents. I was relaxing and enjoying my lunch, while pondering all the various dessert options …
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Keeping Kids Thinking with Summer Activities

Summer Activities: Educators will tell you it takes several weeks at the beginning of each school year to get students’ academic skills back to where they were at the end of the previous year. ..
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