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!

Why Do Some Children Thrive in Adversity and Others Fail

All adults are potential mentors. When a child reaches out to you, recognize the gesture and be there, ready, willing and able to provide support. Continue reading

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Learning to Parent

Higher parenting skills are required for nurturing and raising children in a complex society such as ours, must be learned and it is never to late to begin. Continue reading

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Testing Your Encouragement Skills

Take this test to develop your encouragement skills. 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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Teaching your Child How to Make change

Teach your child how to handle money and receive the proper change. Continue reading

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Teaching your Child Empathy

It is never too soon to teach your child empathy. Continue reading

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What Parents Must Do Before the School Year Ends

Meet with your child’s teacher and discuss any weaknesses he may have. You are your child’s advocate. Continue reading

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Preparing for Summer

Prepare for your children to become more creative during the summer months. Continue reading

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Parenting the Preschooler

Young children need a rich physical environment and space in which to explore this environment and integrate and practice new skills. Continue reading

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Discipline

Discipline does not equate to punishment. Continue reading

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