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 Burden of Being Perfect

We parent of less than perfect children, which is all of us, do best when we become concerned with inner growth of our children and not the façade. Continue reading

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Temperaments: Treat each child uniquely not equally

It may be difficult to do, but it helps to rejoice in the uniqueness of each person and to allow them to be themselves. Continue reading

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Good Planning Makes for Good Cheer

Enjoy this time with your children. Plan activities and entertainment. Continue reading

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Parents Develop Your Child’s Self Esteem

There  is  a great deal written about self esteem  and  what teachers and parents can to do to help develop this attribute  in children. Dr. Julius Segal in the Brown University Child Behavior  and Development  Letter writes that teachers have … Continue reading

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Families are a Child’s First Resource in time of Trouble

Parents need to be certain that their children feel loved no matter what they do, do not do, become or do not become. You are their parents and while you may not approve or accept their behavior, you will always … Continue reading

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Harmony in the Home

In my discussions with children they often mention that a major problem in their lives is getting along with brothers and sisters. Their parents also state that lack of family harmony is often a source of great conflict and unhappiness. … Continue reading

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