Young people who have support from their parents where their education is concerned are far more likely to stay in higher education and eventually end up in a successful career. With that said, parents should try and help their children with their studies from a young age. Lots of parents struggle to help their child with maths, as it’s one of those subjects that you can forget if you haven’t practised in a long time. However, there are lots of ways you can go about helping your child with maths, even if you’re not very good at it. I have teamed up with a private school in London to offer you some advice.
If your child lacks confidence, they will give up on their schoolwork before they’ve even really begun. With this in mind, it’s really important to help your child with their self-esteem where possible to give them the assurance they need to attempt mathematical equations. Let them know you are proud of them when you see them working hard on a piece of schoolwork or demonstrating a positive attitude towards their learning. Avoid being hard on them if they get a bad grade, as this will only make them anxious about trying again. Instead, try and instil a growth mindset by reminding them that there is always an opportunity to try again in the future.
Show your child how important maths is by getting them involved with some normal, daily activities, like paying for the groceries at the shop or helping measure the ingredients when baking a cake. Maths is all around us and if your child can learn that it’s an essential skill, they might be more interested in learning more. You could even try and make maths more fun for your child so that they feel less daunted by it. There are lots of board games, like Monopoly, that require basic maths skills in order to keep up.
It’s also crucial that you try and set a good example for your child so that they can follow suit. Helping your child with maths has huge benefits. Let them see you calculating the household expenses without complaint and try not to express your opinions about maths if you hated it as a youngster. You can’t expect your child to have a positive approach to maths if you yourself are negative about it.
Don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teachers if you require more information when it comes to helping them with their development. They will be able to suggest some age appropriate learning resources, like games online or books you could invest in. They will also be able to give you some insight into the school curriculum so that you know what your child is learning about in class, allowing you to tailor your own home learning activities to complement their overall education.
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