Study finds parents can give their kids anxiety about math


A new study in the journal Psychological Science by researchers at the University of Chicago finds that “when parents are more math anxious, their children learn significantly less math over the school year and have more math anxiety by the school year’s end, but only if math-anxious parents report providing frequent help with math homework.”

The research, led by Erin A. Maloney, also finds that if a parent has anxiety about math, it might be best for him or her to steer clear of helping a child with math homework.

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