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.

Motivating the Gifted Child

A complaint often heard from parents of gifted children is, “My child is smart but has little or no motivation.” How can a child who is so smart have problems completing their work? Intelligence and motivation are not necessarily related. …
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How TV is Making Children Less Creative

Many of us already feel guilty about how much TV we used to allow/or still allow our children to watch. This is a very powerful article that may cause you to unplug your TV and throw it out the window. …
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Sheldon Big Bang Theory: Understanding Sheldon

Who knew the goober-smart could be so funny? The Big Bang Theory is one of the most unique and funniest sitcoms on television today. The show is based around four genius guys who are best friends and employed at Caltech. …
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Quick Tips For Not Stifling a Child’s Creativity

My college art teacher once told the following story: His wife was volunteering in a first grade classroom in which the teacher had the students draw a picture. As the teacher was walking around the room she noticed a little …
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Should You Tell Your Child Their IQ Score?

Should Your Child Know Their IQ Score? Children who are tested for gifted services usually want to know their Intelligence Quotient (IQ score). The child may ask this for several reasons. They may want to compare their IQ score with …
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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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Creative or Creepy?

Recently I came across a new website called, I Am a Stuffed Animal. Now you can go online and make a stuffed animal of yourself, a loved one, or as my sister laughingly suggested, a Voodoo doll of a not-so-loved one. …
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Back to School Anxiety

Preparing Your Child for the Upcoming School Year and Preventing School Anxiety Starting back to school can be stressful for children of all ages. Your child has settled into their routine of summer fun and switching into back-to-school mode can …
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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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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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