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!

Problem Solving, Communication, Mediation

Children must learn to problem solve or it could be disastrous for the country.
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Make Good Use of Conferences

Learning is not a passive activity. Students should take part in Teacher Parent Conferences
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Homework

Parents can help their chidren by fostering communication. Continue reading

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How To Produce Happy and Resouceful Children

Use “I” statements rather than the accusatory “You” statements. Bolster the child. Continue reading

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Making a Car Trip Fun and Educational

A car trip can be fun and a way to bond. There are so many games to play. Continue reading

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As the New School Year Begins

Some tips to make the new school year successful for your children. Continue reading

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New Year Resolution: Believe in Yourself as a Parent

Set high standards for yourself and your children will reflect them. Continue reading

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Communication Within the Family

In a family, all members need to help each other to communicate well.  The lack of this skill causes a great deal of unnecessary heartache not only between parents and children but between husbands and wives. The late Erma Bombeck once said … Continue reading

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Things To Do Before School Starts

It  is  the  time of year when  parents  bring  their  young children  to  school to register for kindergarten  in  the  fall. They  are  ready for “real” school now.  Parents can  do  several things to ensure their child’s success in this … Continue reading

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Homework Should Not Imitate School

  In  an  effort  to  prepare children  to  be  successful  in school,   parents  tend   to  follow the  school’s  curriculum.  Schools  function as they do in most cases because they are bound by certain constraints.   They are constrained by a  building,  … Continue reading

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