Which learning aids fit in your pocket?

Every year, around this time, I receive calls and emails from parents about helping their children. Often the calls are requesting help in math or reading to “catch up” because their child is behind. As I was looking through some old notes, I came across one of the sadder calls from just a few years […]

I love math, but my kiddo hates math!

 I love math, but my kiddo doesn’t. You are not alone.   Of course, when we love math, we want others to share our enthusiasm with others, especially our children. Though sharing enthusiasm is often an excellent way to spark curiosity, when a kiddo doesn’t like a topic, this can backfire. Often when math is easy […]

I Don’t Like Math and My Kiddo Loves It

I don’t like math and my kiddo loves it. The quick and dirty answer is “Don’t rain on their parade”. It is really important to get curious and excited for them their and not to share your dislike or horror stories of bad experiences with your learner. It can be helpful to re-frame our thinking […]

I Love Math and My Kiddo Loves Math

I love Math, and my kiddo loves math  If you love math, you probably see patterns right away, and conventional ways might have worked well for you. Or, at the very least, you could get through the math drills and worksheets quickly enough to have time to do what you wanted to do. Your kiddo […]