Parenting

How helping kids with their math homework can make them worse off

Quartz: It’s understandable that parents worry about their children’s math performance, even at a very young age, and that they try to help. But they may need to start thinking about how they help; according to a new study in Psychological Science, the more that anxious parents try to help More

Les devoirs de maths de votre enfant vous stressent? Ne l’aidez pas! (Your child’s math homework stresses you out? Don’t help!)

Slate.fr:  Les maths vous donnent des sueurs froides? Posez ce stylo, cette calculatrice et éloignez-vous tout de suite de cet enfant. C’est, plus ou moins, la recommandation faite par les chercheurs de l’université de Chicago, à travers une étude publiée dans la revue Psychological Science et relayée par le New York More

Square Root of Kids’ Math Anxiety: Their Parents’ Help

The New York Times: A common impairment with lifelong consequences turns out to be highly contagious between parent and child, a new study shows. The impairment? Math anxiety. Means of transmission? Homework help. Children of highly math-anxious parents learned less math and were more likely to develop math anxiety themselves More