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!

Learning Disabilities

If you kindergarten child is being assessed by a learning specialist with screening tests, find out what is the purpose of the tests and what the school is going to do with the results. Continue reading

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Excitement/Apprehension New School Year

Parents are most helpful if they express by actions their confidence in their child’s ability to handle school successfully. Continue reading

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Latchkey Children

Being a “Latchkey” child is neither good or bad. It is what all parties make of the situation that determines the outcome. 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 Mothers, Vulnerable Creatures

A  recent  study  reported that being a mother and homemaker is  more stressful than working  outside the home.   One of the reasons for this might be that a women’s role in the  marketplace is  more  defined  and can be measured   … 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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Ah… The First Week of School

September is here again and with it the beginning of another school year. The first day of school can be an emotional experience for both parent and child. It is best for parents not to voice their fears to the … Continue reading

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