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.

Google Search Tips: Helping Kids Google

Life gives you questions, Google gives you answers. As teachers we spent time helping our students learn to be good Googlers. This was so they could get correct information as fast as possible. You too can use these Google search …
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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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How TV is Making Children Less Creative

Many of us already feel guilty about how much TV we used to allow/or still allow our children to watch. This is a very powerful article that may cause you to unplug your TV and throw it out the window. …
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Teaching Creativity

Michael F. Shaughnessy, a columnist with educationnews.org recently conducted an interview with Abby Connors who wrote the new book, Teaching Creativity. I found this to be an excellent interview and well worth reading. Below is an excerpt from the interview about approaching …
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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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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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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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Hold Off on Techie Toys for Toddlers

Most of us try to be creative in our gift giving. However, Mark Scheerer, with Public News Service NY, reminds us (and Santa) to keep it simple when it comes to kids. An interesting quote from his article is this: …
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5 Important Areas For Evaluating Your Child’s Progress This School Year

(First published in The Light Magazine September, 2012) Getting kids ready for back-to-school can be a daunting task for any parent. Once the lunches are negotiated and backpacks prepared, it’s time to think about how you will ensure your child …
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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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