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.

Classroom Dynamics: What you can do

With each new year, classroom dynamics change. Offering your child a few tips for starting the year off right can make all the difference.
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Sibling Rivalry: What Parents Can Do

Sibling Rivalry: While parents cannot prevent their children from arguing and fighting, they can limit the intensity, the duration and the frequency of fighting.
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Creativity Test for Children

How to Test for Creativity in Children Many people will be surprised to know you can actually test for creativity. As a teacher of 16 years I worked with and tested many students, some were creative and gifted, some were …
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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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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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Volunteering Ideas: Be a Guest Presenter

With so many people concerned about our educational system today, it is time to get more citizens into the classroom. Acting as a guest presenter in your local school is a great way to add a fresh face, new information, and an …
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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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Questions to Ask at Parent Teacher Conferences

Bringing your own questions to parent teacher conferences ensures that the issues foremost on your mind are discussed. If you are not proactive about organizing your thoughts prior to the conference, your concerns may be neglected.
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No One Thinks Like a Thirteen-Year-Old

A friend of mine has several gifted children. One afternoon her 13-year-old son called her at work and said he was going to a friend’s house for awhile. His mom reminded him to hide the key for his sister Beth, …
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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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