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Have Math Anxiety? Here’s How to Not Pass It Down to Your Kid

Life Hacker – Michelle Woo

“All over Facebook, I see parents agonizing—and commiserating—over their kids’ homework, particularly their math homework. I’m not there yet, as my daughter is only 4, but I’ve been dreading this stage—I’ve already called “Not it!” to my husband on the decision of who will help her with all things mathematical. (I’ll instead claim English and, hmm, maybe pottery.) But it may be time to shift my attitude. It turns out that parents’ fear of math can be passed along to our kids without us realizing it. Many adults have had a point (or several) in their lives when they declared themselves “not a math person,” and that’s understandable.”(more)

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