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.

Getting Your Teen to Talk

The quiet, moody teen is a concern for any parent. Getting your teen to talk can be a crazy-maker. From my years of working with adolescents I have found there are two main reasons teens won’t share with their parents. …
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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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Teachers Suspected of Cheating to Raise Test Scores

There is a lot of pressure on teachers these days to produce not only high test scores but to also show growth in their students’ scores from year to year. According to an in-depth recent article in USA Today, some …
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Best Strategy Board Games

Teaching gifted students over the years gave me the opportunity to discover the best strategy board games for kids. If the game held their interest, challenged them, and helped develop critical thinking, then it was a winner. It became apparent …
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Three Good Study Habits For Kids

Below are three good study habits for kids which will help them succeed at school. Educators are taught children’s work and study habits are set by age...
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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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Benefit of Gifted Education for All Teachers

Gifted education for all teachers: A study of 10,000 students indicates if you teach children as if they are gifted, more children will perform as if they are gifted. Gifted is as gifted does—or in this case—gifted is as gifted …
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Should Teachers Lose Their Jobs Based on Student Performance?

As No Child Left Behind gets a makeover, it is under consideration to hold teacher’s accountable for their students’ low performance. Houston is one city which has already taken a bold stance by saying they will fire teachers whose students do not perform up to standards.
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Creative Toddlers Tell the Best Stories

Laughs from the Gifted Side True Story: A three year-old boy was recently potty trained but was still having trouble during the night. When his father walked in one morning and found his son had wet the bed, the boy …
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Pinterest: Creative Ideas

Recently I began seeing Pinterest posts popping up in my Facebook news feed. Not being familiar with Pinterest and being someone who hates being left behind, I Googled this new word and learned Pinterest is one of the hottest new websites on …
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