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!

The Person Your Child is Meant to be

Seven points to develop your child into the person he is meant to be. Continue reading

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The Difference Between IQ and Intelligence

Charles Murray and Richard Herrnstein, authors of “The Bell Curve”, claim that intelligence, as measured by IQ tests, varies by ethnic groups and since African-Americans score lower than whites on these tests, they must be genetically intellectually inferior.  Parents need … Continue reading

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Gifted and Talented, All Children Have the Potential

Linus, the character in the “Peanuts” comic strip, announced after  his first day at school that he had the worst thing a  kid could  have—potential.   This scene may be playing out in  many families  when  young children come home and … Continue reading

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