Math anxiety is real for kids and adults. But parents can help. The solution goes beyond equations and textbooks.
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Self-regulation skills, including self-control, help us reach our goals, learn in school and get along with others. Millions of children struggle to develop them. We talk to experts for strategies to teach these skills — and get some very special help from Cookie Monster.
Here's what to remember:
- Look at self-regulation as a skill that can be learned and practiced.
- Teach children to calm themselves.
- Use your imagination to reframe a temptation.
- What would Batman do? Kids can channel...
Most kids value success and achievement more than caring for others, according to Harvard's Making Caring Common project. Who is to blame? We are. We talk to the experts for ideas on how to do better, and why.
How do you raise children to love math — even if you don't? Can kindness really be taught? What is the one brain skill that teachers wish your child would excel in? Sesame Workshop's child development experts — plus a Muppet — help us tackle kindness, math, and self-regulation.