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.

Letting College Students Choose Their Own Courses

No one knows more than a teenager, just ask them and they’ll tell you. Talk to a gifted teenager and you may even get additional attitude. What happens when the child-who-knows-everything wants to start college by choosing their own courses? Reasons for letting college …
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Reducing Holiday Stress

How to Identify and Eliminate Sources of Holiday Stress : A teenager was watching her mother prepare a roast for their holiday dinner. The mother first cut...
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Understanding Your Child’s State Test Scores

Most national exams are NRTs, most state tests are CRTs. State test scores can be important for parents to know. Your child's state scores are used for...
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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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Thinking Games Your Child Will Love

The kids in your life will no doubt provide you with an extensive list of their wants this holiday season. However, we also like our kids to have games and toys which promote thinking skills and higher level learning—while keeping …
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Creativity: With a Sleeping Baby and a Camera

Adele Enerson, while on maternity leave, came up with a unique outlet for her creative energy. Since then, Adele’s photos have been copied from her blog, misused and forwarded through e-mail. While in someways this is a compliment to her …
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Teaching Gifted Children Through Independent Studies

Independent studies or self-directed learning can be an excellent strategy for challenging gifted children, as long as teachers do not rely too heavily on this teaching method. However, how much independence is too much?
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How to Challenge the Gifted Child at Home

As a teacher of gifted students parents have often asked me what they can do to challenge their gifted child at home. Before the parent looks for outside activities, they may want to look at their own special abilities. Parents of gifted children...
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Overscheduled Kids: When is it too much?

How many children’s activities can you handle without over-functioning? How do you know when you have overscheduled your kids?
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Unleash Your Creative Genius

I too once believed because I was not artistic, like my father, that I must not be creative. It wasn’t until I was older that I realized just because I can’t draw doesn’t mean I’m not creative. The following article …
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