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.

Parenting a Gifted Child

Parenting a gifted child can have its own unique challenges. Parents feel frustration when their child does not fit in with other children or is unappreciated by adults. This can be difficult to understand when they see their child building …
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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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Thinking Games Kids Will Love

We like our kids to have games and toys which promote thinking skills and higher level learning—while keeping them entertained for more than a few mere minutes. Below is a list of some of our favorite thinking games for kids. As adults we enjoyed playing many of these games too!
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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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Creativity in Education

Creativity in Education and at Home: How to cultivate creativity in children Most parents would be proud if their child was the one who discovered the cure for cancer. In all likelihood the cure will come from a gifted individual …
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Bipolar Disorder in Children: A Misdiagnosis?

The trend of assigning bipolar disorder to young children may be reversing. Many mental health professionals are not succumbing to popular influence but are holding to a stricter scientific standard when evaluating and diagnosing children
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Parenting Styles: Choosing Your Child’s Activities

A parent’s approach determines how much time their child spends in extracurricular activities. Some of the more common parenting styles are:
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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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Discussing Sensitive Topics with Kids: Stranger Danger, Birds and the Bees, World Events

A parent I know was talking to their three year old about “stranger danger”. After explaining in detail the dangers of approaching a stranger, the parent asked the little boy if he had any questions. He looked up at his …
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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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