I recently had an epiphany.
I’ve come to understand that in my case studies and articles, I’ve been focused primarily on student behavior and student results.
Yet each of these transformations was only possible because of their parent’s behavior and beliefs.
Just like a Wimbleton champion works out differently than a typical person, or a billionaire invests differently than a typical investor, parents who set their kids up to be math masters (whether or not they’re involved in their child’s day-to-day learning) have a very specific set of beliefs and behaviors that set them apart.
Let’s look at exactly how you can choose to adapt these beliefs and behaviors to create this transformation into math mastery for your child.
1. Math-masterful parents see high-level support as normal and desirable, both for their child and for themselves.
A “typical parent” mindset is usually something like,
“If my child has a math tutor, it means that they are in some way ‘less than’ or ‘not smart,’ because smart kids don’t need help.”
And then they focus on getting away with as little support as possible, or ‘weaning’ their child off of the support they have in place, because they’re concerned their child will be dependent.
This is a fundamental misunderstanding of what it means to truly be a master.
Masters receive the highest-level support available.
And they do so consistently.
You wouldn’t quit singing lessons after winning the lead in a musical.
You wouldn’t fire your personal trainer after qualifying for the Olympics.
You wouldn’t get elected President of the United States and then not have a cabinet.
Just like that, math-masterful parents understand that having high-level math support is normal AND desirable, and they set their kids up with the highest support available.
As a quick example, one mom came to me because her daughter was joyful about everything in her life except math, which made her miserable and anxious. And then the mom was also miserable and anxious.
Her approach was to set her daughter up with math support just like singing lessons and dance classes—as just another important piece in the big picture of her daughter’s life.
Now her daughter is happy and confident about math, and the mom is relaxed because her daughter is relaxed.
Did I just describe *your* mindset?
Do you see high-level math mentoring support as normal and desirable?
Are you no longer willing to wait while your child continues to suffer from math challenges?
I would love to connect and explore how I could best support your family.
To take the first step, just fill out this application here.
Once your application is received, I’ll reach out to schedule a special appointment time for us to connect and get clear on what’s not working, what you want instead, and whether my work would be a fit.
I’m totally excited to hear from you!
Sending you love,
PS. More secrets of math-masterful parents will be posted here – this is just #1 of 6!