Resources for Parents

A student holding a medal and posing for a selfie with his father at a recognition ceremony

TIP is concerned with more than just academic success. We support the social and emotional needs of our students as well. Not only do we welcome them into a community of their peers, we also offer their families, their educators, and their schools valuable resources and 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 advice as you look for ways to support the gifted students in your life. Just email us. But we also offer an expanding number of publications designed to give you the advice you need when you need it, as described below.

Gifted Today

Duke TIP’s Gifted Today blog houses three different publications, all of them useful to parents and teachers seeking research-based advice on nurturing gifted students.

Talent Talk covers practical issues that parents of academically gifted children often face, including how to advocate for your child, how to weigh different educational options, evaluating the usefulness of current advice on raising a gifted child, and how to address common social and emotional needs. Talent Talk looks at topical articles and trends, then uses research-based information to break them down into everyday terms.

TIP's Research Digest includes scientific studies by TIP’s researchers, whose work appears in leading academic journals, as well as reviews of other important findings in the field of gifted education. It provides insight into the field of gifted education and keeps you up to date on the latest theories.

Finally, the Opportunity Guide connects students with contests, scholarships, and educational programs that are designed especially for high-achieving scholars, informing you and your student of even more enrichment activities.

TIP also publishes a number of publications just for students, so be sure to check out all the student benefits.

Students qualify for the 7th Grade Talent Search by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test. Enrollment provides benefits that last through the end of high school, including the opportunity to take the ACT or SAT, specialized publications, college prep advice, and access to educational programs.