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 Scores Falling in the US

Recently, I’ve read in the news that creativity scores are falling. I was left to wonder, where was this data coming from and should we prepare to alert Chicken Little? While I did not really doubt what I read, I …
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Creative Kids: Making Videos for You Tube

Encouraging your child to create videos can stimulate creativity and keep them busy. If your child gets lucky, they may even make some money. Creative kids
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Creativity Scores Going Down

“While IQ scores continue to rise an average of 10 points with each passing generation, researchers are finding the opposite is true of creativity scores. They’re going down.” –Nick Meyer As Nick Meyer writes about the recent Creativity World Forum held …
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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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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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Psychology for Kids

Typically, children are not familiar with the science and concepts of psychology, but because they are egocentric, they absolutely love learning about themselves. One of the main difficulties psychologists face in working with children stems from the fact they have a poor …
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Standardized Testing Partially to Blame for ADHD?

This is a very interesting video by Sir Ken Robinson, told through animation. Sir Ken talks about shifting educational paradigms. He may strike a chord with parents of children with ADHD, but his points are compelling and worth hearing. For example, …
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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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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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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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