Why doesn’t my 18-year-old daughter understand math? What is wrong with her?
My answer to Why doesn’t my 18-year-old daughter understand math? What is wrong with her?
Answer by Frank Wesley:
This situation sounds very counterproductive to put it nicely. What I will not do is put blame on anyone however, I will offer suggestions that I recommend you pay close attention to if you really want to start to change things for the better. Read on …..
As an educator for many years of children and young adults with learning difficulties, I am qualified.
I make this statement boldly as I have taken many situations such as this one and ultimately developed positive learning experiences for the learner resulting in success.
I have seen this type of situation many times: a learner having difficulties, a frustrated parent, and an educator that is unable to foster positive results.
There are many effective strategies to develop strong and productive math skills. Too many to get into with this article but an experienced special educator will be equipped to share them with you.
Contact me from my websiteand I would be more than happy to offer additional suggestions.
A couple incredibly important suggestions to start off with:
- With all due respect, you as the parent must take a large step backwards and NOT be involved in this 18 year old’s learning process. I am giving you the permission to do so. That may sound odd but many times parents needs to hear that in order to be able to do so. Your only role at this point is to offer positive verbal support.
- Find yourself a qualified math educator, a specialized educator. One that absolutely understands different teaching techniques for learners with challenges, one that can determine the best learning style for your learner, one that includes technology as a strategy, and lastly, one that offers unlimited positive support and reinforcement.