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.

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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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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How to Keep Your Child Focused This School Year

Why are some children able to stay so focused throughout the school year and others seem to drift like jellyfish without a care in the world?
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Murderer of Gifted Child Executed

Elissa Self-Braun was an 11 year-old gifted student who attended a school for the gifted in St. Louis, Missouri. Elissa was raped and murdered after she was kidnapped while walking to her bus. This crime happened in 1991 and this …
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Organizing School Papers and Art Projects

When it comes to organizing kids' school papers and art projects, many parents struggle with what to keep and what to pitch...
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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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Class Size Matters

Budget cuts in education are causing school districts to reduce staff resulting in an increase of the number of students per classroom. I have read various contradictory research studies which state class size matters, class size doesn’t matter, or it …
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IQ Tests for Children

IQ Tests for Children: For lack of a better method, individual standardized tests are used to determine a person’s level of intelligence. Level of intelligence can be used to determine who qualifies for the label of gifted and in the …
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Parents Letting Go of College Students

How Involved Should Parents Be When Their Child Goes Off to College? Having a child leave for college is bittersweet for many parents. Parents look forward to seeing their child grow into a responsible, secure adult. Yet, parents, especially mothers, …
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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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