Remember that feeling you used to get in school, when you’d stare at a question or a problem for a good five minutes and think, ‘Hmmm. Maybe it’s in a different language?’ When you’re a student, there are few feelings worse than thinking you don’t have a clue. Panic and anxiety set up camp and make it almost impossible to concentrate, let alone plan out a course of action.
If your children are anything like mine, you’ve probably had periods of time when one of them becomes frustrated with a particular subject. I remember when my youngest son was struggling with reading.
We all know reading is an important skill but, once your child has lost interest in reading, it can be hard to get it back. Whether your child is struggling with reading or simply isn’t motivated to read, don’t give up hope. There are a number of strategies that can help your child become more engaged in reading, build literacy skills and gain knowledge.
For children who lack confidence in math, or suffer from anxiety, simply seeing a subtraction sign is enough to send them into a panic. If this sounds like your child, read on to find out what you can do to help them overcome their fear of factors (and multiples), and begin building confidence in math.
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