Erica Reischer on “I’m bad at math!”

Instead of focusing on whether they're "good" or "bad" at something, help kids see the value of hard work, says parent coach and psychologist Erica Reischer.

Learn more about Oakland psychologist and parent coach Erica Reischer.

Here’s how 4 other parenting experts say to respond…

 

Danica McKellar
“Math isn’t for nerds!” says Danica McKellar, best-selling author of Kiss My Math. She wants kids, especially girls, to know they can learn to love math. Format: Article
 


Carol Dweck
Stanford researcher and Mindset author Carol Dweck says when kids utter this common refrain, respond using a powerful word that changes everything. Format: Video (0:42)
 


Kalid Azad
Math whiz Kalid Azad says the best response to this lament is to help kids discover math in the world around them. Format: Article
 


Frances Spielhagen
Frances R. Spielhagen, author of The Algebra Solution to Mathematics Reform, says parents can change their child’s math-aversion by taking this multi-pronged approach.Format: Article
 



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