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.

Creative Ideas for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

It helps kids to be reminded Mother's and Father's Day are not just for celebrating but are also for honoring their parent. Creative ideas for Mother's Day...
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Should You Let Your Child Win?

Should Parents Let Their Child Win at Games? Playing competitive games with children is fun and effective on several levels. Children love the one on one attention from an adult and they thrive on attempting to beat an opponent whom …
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The Three Biggest Mistakes Made in Disciplining Children

Child Management and Disciplining Children at School and at Home As a teacher of 16 years I can attest that my greatest battles in the classroom were due to behavioral issues with students. I knew consistency was the key but …
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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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Gifted Thinking: Where’s the Rest of the Moose?

True story: A three year-old boy was in a rustic restaurant with his parents. He became very agitated and said he could not and would not eat the food. When his father asked him why, the young boy pointed up …
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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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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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Homesick at Camp: How to Help

Getting homesick at camp can ruin what would otherwise be a great time for your child.  The summer camp experience has been celebrated in movies, songs, and many of our own childhood memories. There is something special about sleeping away …
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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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Gifted Programs: Is Inclusion the Answer?

There is a drive to create a more inclusive gifted program in our schools. Is this one of the answers to a system that many say is failing the public or is it just another way to pacify those who …
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