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

Discipline – What Does It Mean?

Renee Polreis of Colorado was convicted of beating her adopted two-year old son to death with a wooden spoon. Like their parents before them, many adults feel it is necessary to use force to punish children “for their own good”. … Continue reading

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Remember Children Are Concrete Thinkers

Eliza Doolittle of “My Fair Lady” fame sings a song about words. With a few changes this song could well have been written for young children to sing to their parents and teachers. With apologies to Lerner and Loewe, here … Continue reading

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