The Blog

As a newspaper columnist, Nancy Devlin, Ph.D. has written over 700 articles on subjects related to education and parenting. Welcome to her Classroom!

Things I Have Found To Be True

As a parent of three exceptional sons, teacher, guidance counselor and school counselor these are thing that I have found to be true. Continue reading

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How to Avoid Summer School Next Year

If your child had to attend summer school, start the school year right by addressing the matter with the teachers at the beginning of the school year. Discuss your child’s learning style. Continue reading

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Parents Creatively Teaching Their Children

I encourage parents to engage their children in exploration and activities that will make them better and more excited learners when they return to school in the fall. Continue reading

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Emergency Training

Children are concrete thinkers. You must show them what to do if there is a fire. Repeat this drill often. Continue reading

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Learning from Other Age Groups

Eliminating age barriers gives our children more opportunity to understand and develop empathy. Continue reading

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Bring Back the Lazy Hazy Days of Summer

Give your children a chance to relax. Do not over program their summer. Enjoy your children, this chance will not come again. Continue reading

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Dignified Junk Box for Creativity

Planning how to entertain your children during the summer takes some planning. Here are some ideas. Continue reading

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How to Help Your Child to Make Friends

I encourage parents to help their children find and keep a friend. It may take some effort on the parent’s part but it is well worth it.s Continue reading

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College Admission Game

This  is the time of year when students begin to  learn  how successful they were at playing the college admission game.  They are   receiving  their  acceptance  and  rejection  letters  from colleges.   Many  students get into fine colleges but still  feel … Continue reading

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Beware of What You Say

Children do not always understand as an adult. Watch what you say. Watch your grammar. Continue reading

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