Ask the Experts: Underachieving Gifted Students

Can you recommend some resources to motivate an underachieving gifted student? Dear Dr. Courtright, Information you’ve shared in the past about traits of gifted students was right on point for my son, who is in the 8th grade and in the TIP program. It was also highly aligned to struggles my husband and I have […]

Parenting Strategies to Motivate Underachieving Gifted Students

By The Duke Talent Identification Program The underachievement of capable children is an area of concern for many parents and educators. Although the study of student underachievement has a long educational history, it is more productive to consider what motivates students to do well. Students tend to be motivated when they find a task meaningful, […]

Parenting for Achievement

By The Duke Talent Identification Program For many parents with gifted children, motivation can be a struggle. This article offers explanations for why this struggle exists, and offers some recommendations for how to foster effort and help students reach their potential. One of the prevailing themes of this article is the idea of learning what […]

Lighting a Fire: Motivating Boys To Succeed

By The Duke Talent Identification Program You’ve got a bright child on your hands! As a preschooler he loved books, drawing, and creating with blocks. He was excited by the things around him and was a bundle of energy, wanting to explore, handle, and figure out his world. The Disconnect When he started school he […]

How to Guide Your Daughter to Success

By The Duke Talent Identification Program Of course you’d like your gifted daughter to have a fulfilling career that combines creativity, challenge, and the opportunity to contribute, and you want her to establish a satisfactory family life and relationships. However, glass ceilings and sticky floors continue in nontraditional careers for women. Although there are many […]