Parent Benefits

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TIP is concerned with more than just academic success—we support our students’ social and emotional needs as well. Our resources for families and educators offer advice on how to effectively support gifted scholars and help them reach their full potential.

Guidance and advice

Our expert staff members are available to offer their one-on-one advice as you look for ways to support the gifted students in your life. Just email us.

Gifted Today

Duke TIP’s Gifted Today blog is your go-to publication for research and research-based advice.

You’ll find articles on the practical issues that parents of academically gifted children often face, including how to advocate for your child, weigh different educational options, evaluate best practices, and address common social and emotional needs.

The blog houses more than a decade of articles from TIP’s researchers, whose work appears in leading academic journals, as well as reviews of other important findings in the field of gifted education.

Additional resources can help you find contests, scholarships, and educational programs that are designed especially for high-achieving scholars.


Find the schedule of upcoming webinars, plus recent recordings, on the webinars page.

Press release templates

To help you celebrate your student, we created an editable press release template (Word) that you can fill out and send to local media outlets in your area.

Students qualify for the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search by achieving a score in the 95th percentile or higher on a qualifying exam. Once enrolled, participants receive access to optional above-level testing, enrichment activities, specialized publications, and eligibility to apply to TIP’s educational programs.