I became a contributing author for Lifehack.Org
Here is my first post about math anxiety inducing phrases that all of us should avoid when talking to kids about math or academic subject matter in general.
Lifehack.org would not appreciate if I just pasted my post here, but in short, whenever you talk to kids about anything math related, avoid emphasizing that math is only for the ‘geniuses’, that you were ‘never good at it’, and that it is ‘too hard’. You never know how these phrases can be misinterpreted by kids, and most likely they will be used against you (or against math and other academic subjects) at some point down the line.
Do you know anyone suffering from math anxiety? Were you anxious about math when you were at school?